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Welcome to Pluto, the last planet in our Solar System, as well as the last stop in our tour.
Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh in 1930. Like earth, Pluto has a moon, or satellite. It is called Charon. Charon was discovered about 48 years after Pluto by an astrophysicit named Jamed W. Christy on the 22nd of June.
Back on Earth it takes 365 days to circle around the sun. But here on Pluto,it is very hard to see a new year. It takes 248.4 years to circle around the sun ONCE! Isn't that amazing?
Pluto is so far away, that we don't know very much about it. We're not even sure that we know what the atmosphere is made of, though we think it's menthane.
We're sorry, but now our special Solar Sysyem tour is over. Now that you've learned some more about the creation that we live in, feel free to take the Space Quiz, and test your knowledge on our planets.
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