Zoom Astronomy
Pluto Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5


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Use the section on Pluto to answer the following questions.

1. Pluto is now considered to be a dwarf planet. Is Pluto always the farthest "planet" from the Sun?_________________

2. Is Pluto rocky or gaseous?_______________________

3. Is Pluto bigger than the Earth, smaller than the Earth, or about the same size as the Earth?_______________________

4. How long does it take Pluto to revolve around the Sun once (how long is one year on Pluto)?_______________________

5. Is Pluto's orbit close to being circular or quite eccentric? _____________________

6. How many degrees is the orbit of Pluto tilted from the plane of the ecliptic? _______________________

7. Does Pluto have a moon? ______________________

8. When was Pluto discovered and by whom? In _________ by ___________________

9. Has a spacecraft from Earth ever visited Pluto? _____________

10. From Pluto, would the sky appear blue, red, or black? ______________________

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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: astronomy, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet

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