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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #PlutoFacts want to teach you about the iconic dwarf planet

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Everything you’ve wanted to know about Pluto but were too afraid to ask.

With the New Horizons probe at the precipice of the Pluto flyby, scientists and science enthusiasts are tweeting facts about the dwarf planet with the hashtag #PlutoFacts. Astronomer, science communicator, and hero of the Internet, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is leading the charge.

We are learning so much more about Pluto thanks to the New Horizons probe NASA launched in July 2009. You can follow along the action here.
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Cynthia McKelvey

Cynthia McKelvey

Cynthia McKelvey covered the health and science for the Daily Dot until 2017. She earned a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2014. Her work has appeared in Gizmodo, Scientific American Mind, and Mic.com.