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10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Pluto



For the longest time, our solar system consisted of nine planets. After technology advanced substantially, we could confirm that our ninth planet, Pluto, was in fact not a planet, but just a dwarf planet. Recent ice formations found around Pluto have opened this debate again, and certain organizations are calling for Pluto to be named a planet again. While these might just seem like technicalities, there is a lot that we do not know about this mysterious floating body that is the furthest away from the Sun. This list tries to highlight 10 facts that you may not know about Pluto.

Origin Of Its Name

Did you know that Pluto wasn’t named by a scientist or astronomer, but by a 11-year old girl named Venetia Burney from Oxford, England?

Before It Was Pluto

Before calling it Pluto, it was called Planet X for the longest time.