Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#AtoZchallenge P is for Pluto

This year it's all about the science!

P is for Pluto--
Ah, poor pluto. The farthest planet from earth, wait...not only is it lonely out there, it was demoted to a "dwarf planet."
"In essence, the term is meant to designate any planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite that fits two basic criteria. For one, it must be in direct orbit of the Sun and not be a moon around another body. Second, it must be massive enough for it to have become spherical in shape under its own gravity. And, unlike a planet, it must have not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit." ~Universe Today



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5 comments:

  1. Interesting facts! I always wonder how life might be different with a longer 'day' or longer season.

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  2. I wish they would go ahead and categorize Pluto and Charon as a binary planetary system already!

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  3. Pluto is interesting. Why all the hullabaloo over its designation? Who cares what you call it? It still exists. Everything else is nomenclature.

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  4. Pluto just wants us to love him! LOL

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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