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Pluto

(134340 Pluto)
(dwarf planet formerly listed as one of the nine planets)

Pluto (134340 Pluto) is a Dwarf Planet in an eccentric orbit ranging roughly from 30 AU (Neptune's distance) to 50 AU. It was discovered in 1930 and was called the ninth planet until the discovery of similar objects. It was visited by the New Horizons mission. Five satellites are known:

  • Charon (discovered in 1978)
  • Nix (2005)
  • Hydra (2005)
  • Kerberos (2011)
  • Styx (2012)

(minor planet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~030AU~0lynearestPluto
~050AU~0lyfurthestPluto

Referenced by:
Current Sheet
Dwarf Planet
Embryo Barrier
Ethylene (C2H4)
Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO)
Kuiper Belt
Lyapunov Time
Magnetosphere
New Horizons
Ammonia (NH3)
Obliquity
Orbital Resonance

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