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

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


Cynthia McKelvey

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 13, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:08 am CDT

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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*First Published: Jul 13, 2015, 7:05 pm CDT