Interesting Facts About Pluto

Author : facts ride | Published On : 14 May 2022

Pluto is a large, distant member of the solar system that was previously thought to be the solar system's outermost and smallest planet. It was also thought to be the most recently discovered planet, having been discovered in 1930. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the scientific community's organisation charged with classifying astronomical objects, voted in August 2006 to remove Pluto from the list of planets and reclassify it as a dwarf planet. The change reflects astronomers' discovery that Pluto is a large member of the Kuiper belt, a collection of ice and rock debris left over from the formation of the solar system that is now revolving around the Sun beyond Neptune's orbit. Pluto is not visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Its largest moon, Charon, is close enough in size to Pluto that the two bodies are commonly referred to as a double system. Pluto is represented by the symbol.
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