Pluto facts – Fun and interesting facts about Pluto

Pluto facts for kids

Charon is Pluto’s biggest moon.

Pluto has cliffs and craters.

Pluto has ice caps. The ice is frozen methane and nitrogen.

A radio signal moving at the speed of light takes about 4 hours to reach Pluto from Earth.

Pluto’s volume is much smaller than Earth, about 167 Pluto’s would fit into Earth.

Pluto is the second closest dwarf planet to the Sun.

Pluto is the largest dwarf planet but only second most massive, with Eris being the most massive.

Pluto has 5 moons.

Pluto is named after the Greek god of the underworld.

In 2006, Pluto was reclassifies from a planet to a dwarf planet.