NASA's Pluto Discovery: Charon's Strange Mountain --"Has Geologists Stunned and Stumped"

NASA's Pluto Discovery: Charon's Strange Mountain --"Has Geologists Stunned and Stumped"

Ever since the discovery of Pluto in 1930, kids grew up learning about the nine planets of our solar system.

Ever since the discovery of Pluto in 1930, kids grew up learning about the nine planets of our solar system.

Pluto, formal designation 134340 Pluto, is the second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (after Eris) and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun. Originally classified as the ninth planet from the Sun, Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet and plutoid due to the discovery that it is one of several large bodies within the newly charted Kuiper belt.

Pluto, formal designation 134340 Pluto, is the second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (after Eris) and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun. Originally classified as the ninth planet from the Sun, Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet and plutoid due to the discovery that it is one of several large bodies within the newly charted Kuiper belt.

It's been an exciting week of Pluto discovery for the world and for one group of children in particular

For one Pluto Pal, a big week of discovery

It's been an exciting week of Pluto discovery for the world and for one group of children in particular

Learn about the history of Pluto's discovery and reclassification in this video adapted from NASA.

Learn about the history of Pluto's discovery and reclassification in this video adapted from NASA.

NASA Set to make ‘Amazing’ Pluto discovery this Thursday

NASA Set to make ‘Amazing’ Pluto discovery this Thursday

Pluto images from discovery until today [2830x500] http://ift.tt/2i7946S

Pluto images from discovery until today [2830x500] http://ift.tt/2i7946S

A model of the New Horizons spacecraft is on display outside the Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, the town that discovered Pluto, toasts New Horizons triumph

A model of the New Horizons spacecraft is on display outside the Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

NASA's Surprising Pluto Discovery: "Iceberg's Floating on a Roiling Sea of Volatile Nitrogen"

NASA's Surprising Pluto Discovery: "Iceberg's Floating on a Roiling Sea of Volatile Nitrogen"

In celebration of Pluto's discovery day. (Part of) The Pioneer Plaque By Shark Tank Tattoo in Easthampton MA

In celebration of Pluto's discovery day. (Part of) The Pioneer Plaque By Shark Tank Tattoo in Easthampton MA

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