What Is the Circumference of Pluto?


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The circumference of Pluto is 4,494 miles at the equator. For comparison, the circumference of the Earth is 24,902 miles at the equator. The entire distance around Pluto is 365 miles less than the distance between Houston, Texas and London, England.

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What Is the Circumference of Pluto?
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Pluto is located within the Kuiper Belt, an area in the farther reaches of the solar system containing numerous comets and other icy bodies. Among them are Pluto's moon, Charon, and the dwarf planet Eris. Eris is similar in size to Pluto, and its discovery provoked a debate over the scientific definition of a planet. Because Pluto is too small to clear its orbit of other Kuiper Belt objects with its gravity, it was reclassified as a dwarf planet after 76 years as the solar system's ninth planet.

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