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Pluto ♇

Dwarf Planet Pluto



Originally classified as the ninth planet from the Sun, Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet as it was discovered that it is one of several large bodies within the Kuiper Belt. Pluto is not visible without the aid of a good-sized telescope and some patience may be needed to locate it over several nights.

Pluto Stats
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 1.27e+22
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 1,137
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 2.05
      1. Distance from sun (km)
      2. 5,913,520,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 6.3872
      1. Orbital period (years)
      2. 248.54
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 4.74
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.2482
      1. Tilt of axis (°)
      2. 122.52
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 17.148
      1. Surface gravity (m/sec2)
      2. 0.4
      1. Escape velocity (km/sec)
      2. 1.22
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.3
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. 15.12
      1. Surface temperature
      2. -240°C to -218°C
      1. Atmosphere
      2. N, CH4, CO
      1. Moons
      2. 5


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