Learn All About Pluto, The Most Famous Dwarf Planet

Artist's impression of New Horizons' encounter with Pluto and Charon. Credit: NASA/Thierry Lombry

Artist’s impression of New Horizons’ encounter with Pluto and Charon. Credit: NASA/Thierry Lombry

As the New Horizons spacecraft gathers information about Pluto before and after its July 2015 close encounter, practically every day we’re learning more about this dwarf planet.

Pluto is now becoming more to the public than just the planet that no longer was; before long, we’ll be able to understand much about its atmosphere, its moons and how it fits into the story of the Solar System’s history. Here are some of the most interesting things we know about Pluto so far.

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