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3 things I learned that pluto is smaller then the moon. One day on Pluto is about 6 and a half earth days. Pluto has three moons, They are almost the same size as Pluto. They are called Charon, Hydra and Nix.

The website i got it from is   http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_interesting_facts_about_Pluto#ixzz1lGWKtvDA

My school is Village Elmentry School and i’m in third grade.
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Posted by Connor  on  02/02  at  03:26 PM

1. When Pluto was first discovered, Pluto was named Planet-X.

2. Pluto’s average temperature is very low : - 390°F!

3. Pluto might have an atmosphere.
big surprise

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Posted by Seymour Simon  on  02/03  at  05:34 AM

1. Pluto’s journey around the Sun takes 248 earth years. This means that,since it’s discovery in 1930 it still has 177 years to go until it has made a complete orbit around the Sun.

2. You have to multiply your earth weight by 0.05 to figure how much you weigh on Pluto.

3.If Pluto were closer to the Sun,it would be a comet.If one planet could somehow bring Pluto closer to the Sun,it would sprout a tail and over millions of years,the solar wind would blow up it’s icy structure, causing it to lose mass.

Posted by Kiran  on  02/03  at  05:21 PM

fact 1:Pluto got its name from an 11 year old girl in oxford England and she named Pluto after the roman god of the under world.

fact 2: Pluto has an enormous moon for its size, Charon. its more than half the size of Pluto.

fact 3: aside from Charon, Pluto has 2 smaller moons that were found in 2005.

Posted by Anna  on  02/03  at  06:42 PM

#1: From its discovery in 1930 until 2006, Pluto was classified as a planet. smile

#2: In the late 1970s, following the discovery of minor planet 2060 Chiron in the outer Solar System and the recognition of Pluto’s relatively low mass, its status as a major planet began to be questioned. smile

#3: In the late 20th and early 21st century, many objects similar to Pluto were discovered in the outer Solar System, notably the scattered disc object Eris in 2005, which is 27% more massive than Pluto. smile

Posted by Mariam  on  02/04  at  05:05 AM

Here are 3 very interesting facts I found about Pluto:

1.  Pluto was discovered February 18th, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.
2.  Pluto has 2 new moons other than Charon - Nix and Hydra. This was discovered by NASA on November 1, 2005. Other names for the two moons are - S/2005 P1 and S/2005 P2.
3.  In August of 2006, the IAU finally put a concrete definition on the word “planet.” This resulted in, the “demotion” of Pluto from fitting this term. Pluto is currently considered a dwarf planet, Plutiod, or a “Kuiper Belt Object.”  excaim

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Posted by Liz Nealon  on  02/04  at  10:32 AM

1. Pluto means the God of the underworld in Roman Mythology. In Greek Mythology, he is known as Hades.
Pluto was named by an 11 years old girl, Venetia Burney,after it was discovered in 1930.
2. Pluto is about two- thirds smaller than Earth’s moon. On August 24, 2006, Pluto’s status was officially changed from planet to dwarf planet. With this change, now there are only 8 planets in our solar system.
3.Pluto has 3 moons. The largest is named Charon.The other two moons are called Hydra and Nix. Pluto revolves around the sun in oval shape orbit unlike the other planets which revolve in circular shape orbits.Because of this, sometimes Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune.

Posted by Rohan, Age 9 yrs, Mrs. Gold Class  on  02/05  at  08:40 AM

1)  1 DAY IN PLUTO = TO 6 1/2 DAYS ON EARTH
2)  YOU WEIGH MUCH LESS IN PLUTO THAN ON EARTH. FOR EXAMPLE, ON EARTH YOU WEIGH 56 lbs, you will weigh about 3.8 lbs in Pluto. hehe

3) in 2006, it is demoted from a planet to dwarf planet and is given a number 134-340.  It is called that because it has not cleared the area of debris such as asteroids around its orbit, while a planet has.

BONUS:
4) I think Mickey named his puppy Pluto after the discovery of this tiny little planet. smile smile

Posted by kaitlyn FROM village elementary school at Ms. Ryan  on  02/05  at  11:45 AM

Hello Mr Simon,
                  Here are my 3 facts about Pluto.
1, Pluto’s surface temperatures are between -378 to -396 degree F.( -228 to -238 degrees Celsius).
2, It takes Pluto 248 Earth years to complete one orbit around the Sun.
3, Pluto is an average of 3.7 Billion miles (5.9 Billion Kilometers) from the Sun.

I am in 3rd Grade VES Montgomery NJ.
Thanks you for the opportunity you have given me.
Soha P.

Posted by Soha P.  on  02/05  at  12:59 PM

1.The sun would look like a bright star from pluto, since they are so far away from each other.
2.Pluto has an enourmous moon for its size, Charon. It is more than half of pluto.
3.Pluto’s thin atmosphere contains traces of methane,nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

Posted by Shepard  on  02/05  at  04:53 PM

Pluto is my favorite planet because I like Disney Characters.  I discovered that Pluto is the second largest known dwarf planet in the universe!  Pluto is made up between 50% to 75% rock mixed in with ice.  It was the first and presently the only planet to be discovered by an American, Clyde W. Tombaugh.  I hope to see your book in the bookstore!  smile

Posted by Michael VES Bluebird  on  02/06  at  11:54 AM

pluto has 3 moons
it is cold
it used to be a planet but not any more

Posted by brendan  on  02/07  at  06:52 AM

Fact 1. Pluto is named after the Roman god of the under world:)
Fact 2. Plutos thin atmosphere contains traces of methane, nitrogen and carbon monoxide.smile
Fact 3. Technicly, Plutos name is now 134340, because it was declassified as a planet.smile

Posted by Veronica  on  02/07  at  06:54 AM

1 caled the dwarf plante
2 ninth planet
3 secound biggest plantet
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Posted by Austin  on  02/07  at  06:55 AM

pluto is smaller then the earths moon
it is behind uranus
its reddis brown

Posted by max  on  02/07  at  06:55 AM

cheese fact 1. did you know that pluto is smaller than 7 moons in our solar system including: the moon, Io,Europia, Ganymede, Titan, Callisto and Triton. cool smile

Fact 2. Pluto was discovered on February 13, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.

Fact 3. Pluto has a thin atmosphere. it contains carbon dioxide, nitrogen and methane grin

Posted by Sarah  on  02/07  at  06:57 AM

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Pluto is named after a god, not a dog
If you think Pluto is named after a Disney character, you’re wrong. It’s actually named after the Roman god of the underworld. And Charon is the ferryman who carries souls across the river Styx.

When it was first discovered, Pluto was just given the name Planet X, but then the discoverers needed to come up with something better and more permanent. The name Pluto was suggested by Venetia Burney, an 11-year old school girl in oxford, England. She thought it was a good name for such a cold, dark world.It was passed along to the discoverers and they liked it enough to make it official.
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There’s a spacecraft going to Pluto right now
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is making its way to Pluto right now. The spacecraft launched in 2005, and its expected to reach the dwarf planet in 2015. It will pass right through the system, imaging the surface of Pluto and its moons, and finally answering questions that have puzzled astronomers for nearly a hundred years.
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Pluto can be closer than Neptune.
For most of its orbit, Pluto is more distant than Neptune, reaching out as far as 49 astronomical units (49 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun). But it has such an eccentric, elliptical orbit that it gets much closer, reaching a mere 29 AU. And during that time, it’s actually orbiting within the orbit of Neptune. The last time Pluto and Neptune made this switch was between February 7, 1979 and February 11, 1999. And give it another couple of hundred years and it’ll happen again.
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Posted by Tia  on  02/07  at  06:59 AM

pluto is no longer a planet it is now a rater big asstroed:)
mass:1.27e22 kg
diameter:2274 km
orbit:5,913,520,000 km from the sun
and in Roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld. The planet received this name is the god of the underworld. The planet received this name (after many other suggestions) perhaps because it’s so far from the Sun that it is in perpetual darkness and perhaps because “PL” are the initials of Percival Lowell. Pluto was discovered in 1930 by a fortunate accident.Calculations which later turned out to be in error had predicted a planet beyond Neptune, based on the motions of Uranus and Neptune. Not knowing of the error, Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Arizona did a very careful sky survey which turned up Pluto anyway. After the discovery of Pluto, it was quickly determined that Pluto was too small to account for the discrepancies in the orbits of the other planets. The search for Planet X continued but nothing was found. Nor is it likely that it ever will be: the discrepancies vanish if the mass of Neptune determined from the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune is used. There is no Planet X. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other objects out there, only that there isn’t a relatively large and close one like Planet X was assumed to be. In fact, we now know that there are a very large number of small objects in the Kuiper Belt beyond the orbit of Neptune, some roughly the same size as Pluto.

 


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Posted by haley  on  02/07  at  07:00 AM

1. Pluto is invisible to the human eye
2. Pluto is much smaller than the other planets it is considered to dwarf planet
3.Pluto was discovered in 1930
4.Pluto is smaller than the Earth’s moon.
5.The color of Pluto is reddish-brown

Posted by jessica  on  02/07  at  07:05 AM

1. Pluto is smaller than seven of the moons in the solar system, these include earth’s moon, Io,Europa,Ganymede,Callisto,Titan and Triton.

2. Pluto is 5,913,520,000 Km from the the sun.

3. Pluto has an average temperature of of around 44 degrees.

Posted by Maddie  on  02/07  at  07:06 AM

Pluto is invisible to the bear eye.  It was found by Clyde W. Tombaugh on Feb. 18. 1930.  Pluto was named after the Greek god of the underworld

Posted by Kaelin  on  02/07  at  07:07 AM

1. pluto’s thin atmesphere contains traces of methane, nitrogin and carbon dioxide

2. Aside from Charon , pluto has two smaller moons that were discoverd in 2005
3. pluto is brownish red

Posted by ian  on  02/07  at  07:08 AM

Pluto is smaller than the Earth’s moon.

The color of Pluto is reddish-brownish.

Pluto has an enormous moon for its size, Charon. It is more than half the size of Pluto.
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Posted by Sarah  on  02/07  at  08:20 AM
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