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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?

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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:

 

 

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[H/T: io9]


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