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Although no one knows exactly what Pluto is made of, most scientists agree that it is between 50 and 70 percent rock, with the remainder being composed of various ices. Pluto’s core is composed of dense rock, while the i...

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Pluto is a dwarf planet in the area of the Kuiper belt, which is an area with many dwarf planets, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The dwarf planet is after Neptune in the planetary ...

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When Pluto has an atmosphere, it is thought to be made up of methane, nitrogen and carbon monoxide in gaseous form. This atmosphere outgases from the ice on Pluto's surface when it is closest to the sun, which warms the ...

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Although astronomers have not observed any rings on Pluto, some scientists believe that Pluto may have rings due to the low gravitational pull of its two moons. NASA’s New Horizons mission may provide further information...

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The planet Pluto is named after Pluto, the god of the underworld in Greek and Roman mythology. The name was suggested by a young girl, Venetia Burney Phair, in 1930 when she heard the news that a new planet had been disc...

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In 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the criteria for what qualifies as a planet, causing Pluto to lose its designation as such. As of 2014, Pluto is considered one of five dwarf planets, with the othe...

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Pluto has a volume of about 1.53 cubic miles, a radius of 715.2 miles, a surface area of 6.42 million miles and an equatorial circumference of 4,493.7 miles. It is only 0.006 times as voluminous as Earth.

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