Hey, guys, I hope you are all having an absolutely amazing day. Today I am going to be writing about one of my favourite planets Pluto. I am also going to be sharing some information about my birthday! So I really hope you enjoy today’s blog post and if you do don’t forget to smash that like button and follow my blog if this is the first time you have seen my face on your screen!
How much would you weigh on Pluto?
Because Pluto is so small you would be very light if you visited. If you weigh 70 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 4 pounds on Pluto. This is because of the difference in gravity the less gravity the lighter you are!
The Dwarf Planet
Pluto was the only planet to be named by a kid. After the planet was discovered in 1930, an 11-year-old girl who lived in Oxford, England, by the name of Venetia Burney, suggested that this new planet needed to be named after the Roman god of the underworld. Venetia’s grandfather sent this suggestion to the Lowell Observatory and the name was accepted.
Pluto is smaller than 7 of the moons in the Solar System. It is about two-thirds smaller than Earth’s moon. Because it is so small, many scientists don’t consider it a planet at all. In 1999, a group of scientists attempted to re-classify Pluto as a comet. On August 24, 2006, Pluto’s status was officially changed from planet to dwarf planet. For decades, children have been taught in school that there are nine planets in our Solar System. However, with this change, there are now only eight planets. Also because of this change, there is a new category of small planets known as plutoids.
The Hubble Space Telescope has provided the clearest images yet of this dwarf planet for scientists to study. Studies of Pluto and its moon are still being conducted today with the Hubble Space Telescope. However, little is still known about Pluto and its moons because it is so far away.
Pluto has 4 moons. The largest is named Charon. Charon is only slightly smaller than its parent Pluto. For this reason, Pluto and Charon are often called a double planet system. The Earth and its moon, Luna, are sometimes considered double planets. Pluto’s two other moons are called Hydra and Nix. The newest moon, only recently discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in the summer of 2011, is temporarily named P4. It is located between the orbits of Nix and Hydra.
My Birthday is on the twenty-sixth of July so in four days! I have decided that I am going to try and post on my Bday about what went down but I was also thinking of vlogging what do you guys think? Comment down below what you want me to do! I am probably going to go to the chill factor in Manchester! I just think it would be a bit more understandable for you guys. So give me your opinion!
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