- Pluto (n.)
- Roman god of the underworld, from Latin Pluto, Pluton, from Greek Plouton "god of wealth," literally "wealth, riches," probably originally "overflowing," from PIE *pleu- "to flow" (see pluvial). The alternative Greek name of Hades in his function as the god of wealth (precious metals and gems, coming from beneath the earth, form part of his realm). The planet (since downgraded) was discovered 1930 by C.W. Tombaugh; Minerva also was suggested as a name for it. The cartoon dog first appeared in Walt Disney's "Moose Hunt," released April 1931.
- 1. The space telescope has taken the clearest pictures ever of Pluto.
- 2. Pluto is the furthest planet from the sun.
- 3. Astronomers know that Pluto and Triton have nearly the same size, mass, and density.
- 4. Pluto seems to have suffered a major collision that tipped it 122 degrees from the vertical.
- 5. Pluto has an elliptic orbit.
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