Pluto is actually a dwarf planet, rather than a
star. Many people think that the new images of Pluto
taken from the NASA New Horizons spacecraft look
similar to the Death Star from the Stars Wars
movies. The similarity has started a joke that is
spreading on the internet, since the two objects look
alike (see figure down below).
originally a planet, but was demoted to a dwarf
planet in 2006
because it is so small and very far away from the
sun. In fact, it is so small that the diameter of
half of the width of the United States and it
takes 248 earth years to complete one orbit around
Images of Pluto, the Death Star, and a
Photoshopped image that overlays the death star on
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