Pluto - Pluto Pluto Computer-generated map of Pluto from...

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Pluto Pluto Computer-generated map of Pluto from Hubble images, synthesised true colour [a] and among the highest resolutions possible with current technology Discovery Discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh Discovery date February 18, 1930 Designations MPC designation 134340 Pluto Pronunciation i / ˈ p l u ː t o ʊ / , [b] Named after Pluto Minor planet category dwarf planet TNO plutoid KBO plutino Adjective Plutonian Orbital characteristics Epoch J2000 Aphelion 7,311,000,000 km 48.871 AU Perihelion 4,437,000,000 km 29.657 AU (1989 Sep 05) [1] Semi-major axis 5,874,000,000 km 39.264 AU Eccentricity 0.248 807 66 Orbital period 90,613.305 days
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248.09 years 14,164.4 Pluto solar days [2] Synodic period 366.73 days Average orbital speed 4.666 km/s Mean anomaly 14.86012204° [3] Inclination 17.141 75° 11.88° to Sun's equator Longitude of ascending node 110.303 47° Argument of perihelion 113.763 29° Satellites 4 Physical characteristics Mean radius 1,153 ± 10 km
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