Despite no longer being a planet, Pluto is still loved by millions around the world. And, for a good reason, it is a fascinating object.
With a surface covered with mountains, valleys, plains, craters, and perhaps even glaciers, Pluto would certainly be a fascinating place to visit. First officially discovered in the early-1930s, it has fascinated scientists and the general public ever since.
Let’s take a closer look at this former planet at the edge of our Solar System.
What is unique about the dwarf planet Pluto?
Since it received its new status of a “dwarf planet,” Pluto can console itself with finally being the largest of something in the Solar System. Due to its proximity to the Kuiper Belt, it can claim the title of being the largest body in the belt.
The Kuiper belt, in case you are unaware, is a shadowy zone beyond Neptune that is populated with hundreds of thousands or millions of rocky and icy …