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Exactly How Big Is Pluto?

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJul 24 2015, 16:23 UTC
1304 Exactly How Big Is Pluto?
Pluto on Australia, crushing everyone and everything. David Murray.

We learned a lot about Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons mission this month. And one important detail that the spacecraft sent back was a more accurate measurement of the dwarf planet: It is 2,370 kilometers (1,473 miles) in diameter.

But how can we put that size in perspective?


Posted on Twitter this week, the image (above) from Nathan Lee via his friend David Murray shows exactly how big Pluto is in comparison to Australia. For a town-to-town scale, Lee also tweeted:



[H/T: io9]

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