Russia geographically larger than Pluto

The country is about the size of planetu

Technically, Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but despite this, it still remains a celestial body of considerable size. And if you could build a spaceship to fly to the outer Solar System, somehow survive the journey and to declare their property Pluto, you would still possessed far less land area than our country.

Let's count. Pluto's surface area is in the 16.65 million square kilometers, equivalent to 0, 33 square earth. Area Russia - 17,098,242 square kilometers - is much more than a small planet on the edge of the solar system. Recall that Russia - the largest country in the world.

But Pluto is no longer considered a planet because it does not meet one of the three conditions laid down for the planet by the International Astronomical Union in 2006, the year. The first two conditions are met: Pluto orbits the Sun, and massive enough to have a spherical shape by its own gravity.

The latter condition, which does not correspond to Pluto - the planet's orbit must not cross the orbits of the other planets, and should remain stable: Pluto is sometimes closer to the Sun than Neptune, so that the planet can not be considered.



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