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Astronomy — Pluto


  • Distance from the Sun:  3,661,000,000 miles
  • Time for one solar circuit, in Earth years:  248 years
  • Miles traveled in one solar circuit:  23,000,000,000
  • Time for one axial rotation, in Earth hours:  6 days
  • Orbital speed:  10,000 mph
  • Diameter:  2,300 miles
  • Pluto’s orbit is inclined 17 degrees relative to the plane of the solar system.
  • Pluto is composed of ice and rock, and it has no atmosphere.
  • Surface temperature of Pluto:  -350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Moons: it has one moon, named Charon.  Charon is 800 miles in diameter.
  • Pluto’s mass is 1.3 x 1025 grams, roughly 12 times that of Charon but only 1/5 that of Earth’s Moon.

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