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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Interesting Facts about Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope can get detailed views about different planets but not of Pluto.

An eleven-year-old girl came up with the name Pluto when it was first discovered.

Pluto is also home to various volcanos.

By law, in New Mexico Pluto is still referred to as a planet.

Pluto was discovered by a farmer who built his own telescope from junk parts.

The amount of light that Pluto receives from the sun is 240 times the amount the earth receives from a full moon.

The spacecraft that reached Pluto in 2015 had the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh onboard, the man that discovered Pluto.

In 1976 on April Fools Day, Astronomer Patrick Moore told radio listeners that due to “a conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto” the gravity would noticeably decrease on Earth. After that statement, hundreds of people phoned BBC and reported that they felt the decrease in gravity.

It costs less to send the New Horizons Space probe to Pluto than building the Minnesota Vikings stadium in America.

The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor.

Planet Pluto is smaller than Russia.

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