Pluto – Ice world on the outskirts (Infographic)

Dwarf Planet Pluto Header Image

When I was growing up, the solar system was considered to have 9 planets. They were Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. That is in their respective order from the sun. To remember them we were taught a little mnemonic.

“My very eager monkey jumps sideways up Neptune’s pants.”

The first letter of each word in this sentence represents the first letter of a name of all nine planets. But, children no longer learn this rhyme because since then Pluto is no longer a planet. It has been reclassified as a dwarf planet.

Pluto was discovered on 13 March 1930 – So 13 March 2016 is Pluto’s 86th anniversary of discovery.

We are celebrating pluto’s anniversary with an infographic. Happy Anniversary Pluto!

Thingimajigs.com celebrates the anniversary of Pluto discovery with a cool infographic - Lots of Pluto Facts!

Animations

Dwarf Planet Pluto and Charon orbiting the barycenter (With orbits shown)

Dwarf Planet Pluto and Charon orbiting the barycenter (With orbits shown)

Dwarf Planet Pluto Rotating

Dwarf Planet Pluto Rotating

Dwarf Planet Pluto and Charon orbiting the barycenter (No orbits shown)

Dwarf Planet Pluto and Charon orbiting the barycenter (No orbits shown)

Sources

Space Facts - Plutowikipedia-logo Pluto

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