Everything We’ve Learned About Pluto So Far

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New Horizon has given us a wealth of information about the solar system’s favorite dwarf planet.

It’s not really Newport-related, being approximately 4.67 billion miles from Thames Street, but it’s taken over our social media feeds and it’s a lot more interesting than some dad who can’t explain to his children why Princess Leia is wearing a metal bikini.

So this is what we know about Pluto so far, as explained by XKCD

What we've learned about Pluto


There is of, of course, a scarier alternative…

That’s no dwarf planet!

Pluto Death Star

There’s also the possibility that the New Horizon gets lost, lands on an unknown planet and start starts feeling all the trees.

“We’re on Pluto!”
“How can you tell?”
“Because of the bark!”

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-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Science Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?