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Pluto
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Computer generated image of Pluto
Designation
Other names None
Pronounced ploo'to
Orbital Characteristics
Adjective Plutonian
Aphelion 7,311,000,000 km
Semimajor axis 5,874,000,000 km
Orbital Period 90,465 Earth days
Average orbital speed 10,513.6 mph (16,920 km/h, 4.7 km/s)
Satellites 5
Physical Characteristics
Surface area about 17,950,000 km/h
Volume 7,150,000,000 km cubed
Mass about 12,500,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms.
Axial tilt 119.591 ± 0.014°
Surface temperature (min) 33 K (-400˚ F, -240˚ C)
Surface temperature (avg) 44 K (-380.2˚ F, -229K C)
Surface temperature (mean) 44 K (-380.2˚ F, -229 C)
Surface temperature (max) 55 K (-360.4˚ F, -218˚ C)
Other information
Population 0
Atmosphere
Surface Pressure 0.30 Pa (summer maximum)
Composition ~%90 nitrogen, methane, carbon monoxide
Habitable No, too cold
 

Pluto is a dwarf planet, and the furthest from the Sun in our Solar System. It was a planet until 2006, when it was demoted to a dwarf planet. It has about one-sixth of the mass of Earth's Moon and its moons include Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx. One of Pluto's moons, Charon, is larger than it is with a diameter just over half the size.

Planetary statusEdit

There is a lot of controversy on whether or not Pluto is really a planet or not. In August 2006, the IAU declared that Pluto is a "dwarf planet". Others consider it to be a planet. A recent scientific debate on September 26, 2014 states that Pluto should be given back its planetary title, but it is unlikely that it will be given back this title.

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