A Day on Pluto is Just 6.4 Earth Days Long
Pluto, once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, has a peculiar rotation. Unlike most planets, Pluto rotates very slowly, with a day that lasts just 6.4 Earth days. That’s not much compared to a day on Venus. Additionally, it has a highly eccentric and tilted orbit, which means that the length of its day and year can vary depending on its position in its orbit. This unique relationship between its rotation and orbit is one of the reasons Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Despite its small size and remote location in the Kuiper Belt, Pluto continues to intrigue scientists and astronomers.