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Susan E. Wagner High School
Modern Space Exploration
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Modern Space Exploration: Pluto
Revitalizing interest and excitement in humankind’s “final frontier”. Assisting students in scientific inquiry, promoting a love of science, and encouraging interest in STEM careers.
Internships and Educational Opportunities
Jet Propulsion Laboratory - JPL
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory - APL
Goddard Space Flight Center
Johnson Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Ames Research Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
Space Programs around the World
Asteroids and Comets
International Space Station
Deep Space Exploration
Space Resources GR 1-5
What is Pluto?
248 Earth years
715 miles | 1,151 kilometers
Articles about Pluto
NASA Chief Keeps Saying 'Pluto Is a Planet' Because It's a Complex, Amazing World
Interesting Facts About Pluto
Pluto is only about 1,400 miles wide. At that small size, Pluto is only about half the width of the United States.
Pluto is about 3.6 billion miles away from the Sun and has five moons.
Pluto’s atmosphere is thin and composed mostly of nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide.
Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are so similar in size that they orbit each other like a double planet system.
On average, Pluto’s temperature is -387°F (-232°C), making it too cold to sustain life, but it does have a heart-shaped glacier bigger than Texas.
International Space Station >>
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