Monday, September 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Pluto Year

It takes about 247 years for Pluto to revolve one orbit around the Sun. One "Pluto Year" never passed between its discovery and the year (2006) astronomers considered it a dwarf planet instead of a major planet. 

20 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Well, fancy that.

Blue Grumpster said...

A dog in space. Come here, boy!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Cool info!

Emmylou said...

Poor Pluto....always behind....

Margaret D said...

Really, always informative

DEZMOND said...

such a lazy planet it is

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, be dead twice over before it goes around

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, now that's an interesting fact.

Elisabeth said...

Cool, I love everything that has to do with space, it's so fascinating! Thanks Adam for passing by my blog :)

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

Al Penwasser said...

I heard why Pluto's designation was downgraded.
It's a Mickey Mouse planet.
BA DUM BUM.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

247 years is a long time!

Rowena @ rolala loves

A Beer for the Shower said...

Who knows, maybe it'll be considered a major planet again in another Pluto year?

Linda said...

Wow! Great fact, Adam!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Longest. Year. Ever.

Unknown said...

Genial informaciĆ³n!!
Saludos

Caro * said...

Great information ! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So . . . discovered and downgraded all within one Pluto year, eh? Sad.

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Slow and steady wins the race. Watch it outlast all the "big" planets.

Fundy Blue said...

I loved your perspective on this, Adam!