28 February 2013

Consider Pluto's orbit

Pluto's orbital period is 248 earth-years.  That means from the time it was discovered (in 1930) until now, it hasn't accomplished even one revolution around the sun.

Two relevant thoughts from the Reddit thread:
"...assuming they have the same life span as humans, Plutonians would never celebrate their Plutonian birthday!"

"I wonder when Plutonians celebrate their New Year, and how much more awesome the parties must be if you have to wait that long."
Image via Thinking Sci-Fi.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that Neptune just recently completed it's first full orbit since discovery.


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