Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Will Pluto Ever Hit Neptune?

Pluto and Neptune orbits are not in the same plane.

 

Jason asks: "Since Pluto's orbit intersects Neptune's orbit, will Pluto ever crash into Neptune or become one of Neptune's moons?"

Answer: No. From 1979 to 1999, Pluto was the eighth planet from the sun. In 1999, it slipped beyond Neptune to become the ninth.

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