What Does Pluto Look Like

The planet Pluto is named after Hades, the mythological Greek god known as the ruler of the underworld. After gathering suggestions and experiencing several debates, the planet was named Pluto partly because it is very far from the sun.

The planet is perpetually dark. Another reason for its name is because PL are Percival Lowell’s initials, the man who theorized that another planet existed. The planet was discovered in 1930.

Pluto, when compared to the other eight planets in the solar system is smaller. It is even identified as the solar system’s smallest planet. It is considered as a dwarf planet in 2006. It usually orbits past the Neptune’s orbit.

Its composition is still unknown and its density has an indication that it contains a mixture of 30% water ice and 70% rock. Pluto’s atmosphere consists basically of nitrogen combined with methane and carbon monoxide.

The planet’s orbit is eccentric that brings it inside Neptune’s orbital path. Pluto has one satellite known as Charon, which has an estimated diameter of about 1200 km or 750 miles, resulting to the pair being closest in size compared to any other planet/moon combination.

As far as researches are concerned, Pluto has not yet been visited by any spacecraft and pictures taken from its surface are blurry. However, by the year 2015, a spacecraft known as New Horizons launched in 2006 by NASA will visit Pluto.

41 Responses to “ What Does Pluto Look Like ”

  1. Hey

    Coooool!!!

  2. dima

    amazing

  3. Esay E

    it is B.S that pluto is not a planet no more it makes me mad

  4. katie

    i really love to learn about pluto

  5. katie

    pluto looks like ice and rock together

  6. Samantha

    Coooooooool :)

  7. Neat, I like cookies (>^_^)>(:':)

    :’( poor poor Pluto, not a planet, what a shame, orbit’s off, poor poor website, needs to be updated, what a shame… lolz…

  8. Detronator

    Poor poor pluto i wish someonee would just go up there and see the amzing sites of it. Pluto may be small but it is truly AMAZING

  9. NONEYA

    PLUTO IS THE BEST WHO CARES ABOUT THE REST LOL XD

  10. JennCarlyAlexAli

    I HEART PLUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO<3333 heartzheartzzzzzzzzzzz

  11. Awesome Person x2

    This is an amazinngggggg website. pluto is a flipping planet no matta what no stupod scientists say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  12. ethan

    plutoooooooooooo is so awsome f those other planets

  13. aaawwww

    i think pluto should still be a planet because it is still in our solar system

  14. aaawwww

    pluto rocks

  15. Mother F***er

    Cool pluto some one goddess naMED apallow

  16. stephanie

    i <3 pluto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Rhianna

    pluto is a aaaaaaaaaaaa ssmmmmmaaaallllll planet!

  18. im a single laddy

    i i love pluto

  19. Panda!!

    pluto is awesome!
    it’s so tiny.
    like tiny tina. :)
    just like her….. :D

  20. Panda!

    I’M ON A PLUTO!!
    :D D

  21. rhiannon

    I love pluto

  22. DEEPANSHU

    pluto is lost

  23. Manno

    Pluto Pluto Pluto, What have we ever done to make u so far from us!!!

  24. keke

    pluto is great!!!!!!!!!!

  25. chonchita

    hey these are awesome facts these helped me alot!!:)

  26. SNUGGLY WUGGLY

    I JUST LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEE TO SNUGGLE WITH THE PLANET PLUTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LUVV UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  27. person

    There’s hope! Pluto is still a planet, its just a type of planet called a dwarf planet! Yay!

  28. Bethie

    I’m sooooo glad that there is a good website on Pluto!!! The rest are, like, WEIRD!!
    I’m doing a reaserch topic on pluto @ the mo so yea…….

    ILY PLUTO!!

    DONT WORRY I STILL CONSIDER U AS A PLANET!

  29. awsome girl

    pluto rocks i am doing a project on it,and it is a planet

  30. Addison

    This article is poorly written to such an extent that it is almost unreadable. It contains multiple factual errors such as the number of orbiting satellites (four, not one), and the repeated reference to Pluto as a planet (as opposed to a dwarf planet). In addition, only part of the second paragraph pertains to the subject of this article: What Pluto looks like.

  31. yo poop daddy

    all yall nerdz who have no life! who gives a fudge bout pluto :P

  32. charlie ciosek

    i think pluto should look like ice and fire

  33. tyler stinson

    this is awesome

  34. charlie ciosek

    i like pluto

  35. destany

    i really am starting to get interested in pluto. and i really do consider pluto as a planet no matter what. anyways i really like the facts about pluto they are really interesting.

  36. Cotton Candy

    PLUTO SUCK BALL’S ;@

  37. Tiffany

    I love Pluto it is really facinating!!!!!

  38. Madysin

    i like the pluto the dog

  39. Narindan

    Helpful alot for school :D

  40. Bozo18

    This makes me sad that it’s not a planet anymore I grew up my life knowing that Pluto was a planet and now it’s not….it makes me so sad:(

  41. taryn

    great work but i need to know the temuture of pluto