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Pluto - Planet ninth in order, and farthest, from the sun. In Greek mythology, god of the dead and the underworld. The Small Pluto and it's moon Charon
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  • Pluto Loaded full of detailed information including the origins of the name. Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun (usually) and by far the smallest. Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar system's moons (the Moon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan and Triton).
  • Pluto,The Ninth Planet Pluto reached perihelion (closest point to the Sun) on 1989 September 5 at 12:00 UT. At that time it was at 29.66 AU, or 4.4 billion kilometers, or 2.7 billion miles from the Sun. Pluto became the "eighth" planet on 1979 February 7 at 10:44 UT when it came to a distance from the Sun less than Neptune. It will continue in this status until 1999 February 11 at 11:22 UT when it will once again be further from the Sun than any other planet. Its status as the ninth planet will remain undisputed for the next 220 years when it will once again be approaching perihelion. Of course, in that time we might discovery another planet further out but only time will tell.
  • Save the Pluto Mission Welcome to the Save the«Pluto-Kuiper Express Campaign Website. See the Contact NASA and Congress Buttons on how«to show your support for this mission. Don't forget to sign«the petition.
 
     
     
     
     
     
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