The Sun
2003 UB313
Pluto - Ninth planet from the Sun
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Pluto Statistics Table:
    Things to keep in mind:
  • 1 A.U. is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or 93 million miles ( 149.6 million km )
  • Planets have elliptical orbits, and distances given are the average distance from the sun.
  • Measurements given in earth terms. If read "days" or "years," earth days and earth years are implied
Date of Discovery 1930 Clyde Tombaugh
Average Distance from the Sun 5,906,380,000 km
3,670,050,000 miles
39.482 A.U.
Equatorial Radius 1,151 km
715 miles
Equatorial Circumference 7,232 km
4,494 miles
Density 2 g/cm3
Surface Area 16,650,000 km2 6,430,000 mi2
Gravity 0.81 m/s2 2.7 ft/s2
Rotation Period (Length of Day) 6.387 days
153.3 hours
Orbit Period (Length of Year) 247.92 years
90,553 days
Orbital Velocity (avg) 17,096 km/h
10,623 mph
Orbital Circumference 32,820,000,000 km
20,390,000,000 miles
Min/Max Surface Temperature -233/-223 C
-387/-369 F
40/50 K

Article written by IceCreamTruck and was compiled after extensive reading and study. This article is formatted to include information that isn't obvious from looking at most facts and figures sheets. Exact figures about the planet courtesy of JPL NASA and have been shortened to include only the most useful information. Please visit NASA's website for further detailed information on this planet NASA Pluto Pages

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