Astronomy_1_worksheet_4_part_17 - Figure 18 Pluto and...

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Figure 18 – Pluto and Charon 1. disc will certainly no longer be around. We either will have evolved into a new type of human, or will have killed our species off with our wars and bombs. 2. Complete the Data Record for Neptune. Go to Worksheet. 9. Pluto and Charon Our last planetary stop in the tour is Pluto . Click here . The Celestia 2 will fly you at hyperspeed to Pluto. You have arrived at a far outpost of our Solar System. Like a lonely sentinel guarding our system’s planetary members, Pluto is indeed isolated. Named after the Roman God of the underworld (Hades in Greek mythology), Pluto is not a typical planet. First of all, it is tiny. It is smaller than seven of our Solar System’s moons (Triton, Titan, Io, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and our own Moon). If it were orbiting another planet rather than the Sun, Pluto would be considered a common looking moon. 3. Secondly, it has a major moon of its own named Charon that is ½ the size of Pluto, making it highly unlikely that they formed together at the same time. More likely is the
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ASTRONOMY astronomy taught by Professor Moth during the Fall '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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