In 1930, a scientist named Clyde Tombaugh founded a planet far away from the Sun. This planet was so far from the Sun and Earth that it looks quite small among the whole planets of the Universe. This planet also is known as Dwarf planet. However, like another planet, it also circulates around the sun. The name Pluto was derived by an 11 years old girl named Venetia Burney. The climate on this planet is so cold that even air that comes in the contact of this planet freezes in a blink. Let’s talk about some of the facts about this planet of the Universe. Although there is still some confusion about considering Pluto as a planet.
A lesser-known fact about Pluto – The Dwarf Planet of the Universe
Small in Size
Pluto is around half the size of the USA and it is also smaller in size as compared to the moon of Earth. This is the main reason why some scientists discarded Pluto as a planet. A day in Pluto is around 6.5 days of earth and you have to wait for 248 Earth’s year to celebrate your birthday there.
Pluto is very far away from the Sun. The distance between Sun and Pluto is 40 times as compared to Sun and Earth. Also, this Dwarf planet contains 5 natural satellites or moon. The largest moon of Pluto is Charon and it is half the size of Pluto. Other moons of Pluto include Nix, Hydra, Styx, and Kerberos.
Colder than Antarctica
Pluto is the coldest planet and it is colder than Antarctica also. In fact, if the air of Earth enters Pluto, it will at once freezes. The gravity of Pluto is lower than Earth.
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