As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited historic encounter with Pluto, entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate with the first close-up flyby of the Pluto system six months from now, we decide to write an interesting-list about dwarf planet pluto including 15 curious things maybe you didn’t know about this demoted planet. Enjoy!
2. Pluto’s surface is certainly one of the coldest places in the solar system. Its average temperature sits at about – 375 degrees F (- 225 degrees C).
3. Pluto remains the only dwarf planet in existence to have once been considered an actual planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided in 2006 that Pluto should be from then on, considered a dwarf plant rather than an actual planet.
5. When Pluto was discovered it was initially believed to be larger than Earth. In actual fact, Pluto is only 1,430 miles (2,302 kilometres) in diameter and is about 1/6th the size of Earth. Pluto is actually smaller than our own Moon.