Dwarf Planet Pluto

A dwarf planet that was the 9th planet from the Sun in our solar system until 2006 when it was determined it did not satisfy the requirements of being a planet.

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Why is Pluto no longer classified as a major planet?

because it's not! So, sorry PLUTO

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How long would it take to get to Pluto from Earth?

On the Space Shuttle

The distance from Earth to Pluto is not constant, but averages to 3.57 billion miles. The Space Shuttle orbits at 17,500 miles per hour. Therefore 205,000 hours or 8,500 days or 23 years 105 days.

On the New Horizons probe

In January 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons probe on a mission to fly by Pluto. New Horizons is one of the fastest man-made objects ever launched, and is not scheduled to arrive at Pluto until July 2015 (it will not be entering orbit around Pluto. To do so it would have to slow down, significantly lengthening the travel time). So, as of now, it takes about 9.5 years to travel from the Earth to Pluto.

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Does Pluto have volcanic activity?

There are ice volcanoes under the surface, just like Triton. They spew methane, deep beneath the surface where there is little warmth. But hot lava? No.

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Is Pluto's atmosphere habitable?

No, it has no atmosphere. It has much methane.

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Which planet revolves very slowly around thesun?

I am not sure sir/ma'am

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How long does it take Pluto to orbit the Sun?

248 years is how long it takes Pluto to orbit the sun🀩🀩πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‡πŸ––πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ.

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What is the climate and weather on Pluto?

Pluto is very very very cold do to the fact that it is really far from the sun

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Elements and Compounds

What is the composition of air?

nitrogen and oxygen and neon and hydrogen.

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What is Pluto's weight?

5.0

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What is the temperature on Pluto?

The temperature on Pluto is about as cold as physically possible. The planet receives almost no heat from the Sun, so most of its atmosphere is perpetually frozen. It also has no discernible internal heat.

Scientists using the Submillimeter Array have discovered that Pluto's maximum temperature is about 43 K (βˆ’230 Β°C), 10 K colder than expected.

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Electrical Troubleshooting

Why would there be no power to a switch?

The upstream supply has been interrupted.

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Does Pluto have water or ice on it?

Yes, it has ice all over it, however, I'm not sure if it's water or some other frozen liquid.

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What technique was used to discover Pluto?

Examination of photographic plates (probably using the blink method). Analysis of orbital variations (ordinary differential equations).

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How old would you have to be to witness a complete revolution of the planet Pluto?

dead

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How many days does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?

Earth takes about 365 1/4 days (365.2425 days ) to revolve around or orbit the Sun.

The 1/4 of a day, is why we have a leap year (a year with an extra day [which is always February 29th]) every 4 years.

More information can be found in the related links below.

It takes about 365.25 days.

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Why is Pluto called the dwarf planet?

Pluto is a dwarf planet because it isn't big enough to be a major planet. (Earth, Mars, Mercury, etc.) There are other dwarf planets in our solar system, too.

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Why is Vermont not considered one of the original 13 states?

Because we're just too darn contrary and decided to declair ourselves our own country in 1777 at the Congress at Windsor. Remember... Vermont was New England's wilderness at the time, and people who weren't well adjusted or were considered criminals in other parts of New England (like Ethan Allen and his brothers!) were actively encouraged to go to Vermont and "settle" there. In other words... to get the heck out of civilization! No wonder it is from Vermont we get the first decisive and winning battle of the revolution (the capture of Fort Ticonderoga) and no wonder Vermont decided to go it alone in 1777... most of these people had been asked to leave the other colonies and were in no mood to be cooperative or nice to anybody! :-) Actually, it was because there were disputed boundaries. Same lands were granted in VT by both New York and New Hampshire causing much confusion as to where the actual boundaries were. For example, the Battle of Bennington was fought in what was then known as Vermont, but is now in New York after the boundaries were established. As a side bar, there was no "battle" at the capture of Ticonderoga ... the Green Mountain Boys simply walked into the fort in the wee-wee hours and caught the British literally, asleep.

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How did Pluto disintegrate?

Pluto did not disintegrate. It is still there. The only thing that has changed is a new formal definition of a planet, and Pluto did not make the cut.

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How far is Pluto from the Sun?

The orbit of the dwarf planet Pluto is quite eccentric, meaning it's more of an oval than a circle. It actually comes "inside" the orbit of Neptune for a part of its orbit. Pluto's orbit is described this way:

  • Aphelion (farthest distance) - 7,375,927,931 km 4,583,189,130 miles (49.30503287 AU)
  • Perihelion (closest distance) - 4,436,824,613 km 2,756,915,000 miles (29.65834067 AU)

Notes:

  • Note the broad differences in the two figures.
  • The average distance is about 5,906,376,272 km or 3,670,052,070 miles (39.48168677 AU).
  • Sunlight takes 4 to 7 hours to reach Pluto, so Pluto ranges 247 to 410 light minutes from the sun.
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Why can't people live on Neptune?

People cannot live on Neptune because it has no solid surface, only a molten core of liquid rock, water and ammonia. Also, it's four thousand mile thick atmosphere of hydrogen, helium and methane has temperature ranges from negative 360 degrees Fahrenheit to 900 degees Fahrenheit, winds of up to 1,200 miles per hour and chunks of molten debris whirling about. It's gravity is 114% that of Earth, and that is about the best that can be said for it, as that would add little to your weight in the second or two you would live unprotected.

See also: How long would a person live on Neptune?

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How hot is Pluto during the day and how cold is Pluto at night?

The temperature on Pluto ranges from about 33 kelvin (-240'C) to around 55 kelvin (-218'C).

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Planet Saturn

Is Saturn a molten giant planet or a gas giant planet?

Saturn is a gas giant planet

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Was there any probes or missions to Pluto?

no but they sent out a probe to fly past Pluto in 2006. they said it should not get to Pluto until 2015. so like 9 years

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What is the smallest objects visible in unaided eye?

With excellent eyesight, on a very clear, still night, the unaided human eye can see stars of fifth magnitude.

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How many miles long is Pluto?

Just like every planet in the solar system, Pluto (the "dwarf planet")

is very nearly the shape of a sphere (a ball).

Its diameter is 1,413 miles (2,274 km).

That's almost 35% smaller than the diameter of our moon ...

2,160 miles (3,476 km).

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