The Secrets of Lil Cute Pluto….

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Pluto’s orbit sometimes brings it closer to the Sun than Neptune.  It jumped ahead of Neptune on September 5, 1989 and remained there until February, 1999 when it went back to being the farthest.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.  Whatever the name, our solar system isn’t the neat model we once thought it was.  It takes a bit for grown-ups (like me!) to adapt to the changes in our understanding (I now understand a bit better how folks felt when someone started telling them the earth was round not flat!)

On July 14, 2015, the NASA space probe “New Horizons” finally made it to Pluto after its 9.5 year journey. It took lots of cool photos of Pluto and its moons and sent them back to us on Earth. Then it continued off into space — who knows where it will end up!

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