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Pluto voted not a true Planet

image: plutoOn 24 August 2006, 2,500 scientists meeting in Prague, voted Pluto as a Dwarf Planet. Since this date, Pluto, which was discovered in 1930 by the American Clyde Tombaugh, has been officially be referred to as a "dwarf planet".

The New Horizons spacecraft, launched on 16 January 2006, will be the first spacecraft to make its closest approach to Pluto. This i schedulled to take place on 14 July 2015.

Facts about Pluto

  • The temperature on Pluto is around -230°C (-382°F)
  • Pluto is smaller than the Moon
  • Pluto is 3,670 million miles away from the Sun
  • It takes 248 Earth years for Pluto to orbit around the Sun.
  • One day on Pluto is about 6 and a half earth days.
  • Pluto has three moons - Charon, Hydra and Nix


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