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Life On Pluto

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Wade Hampton III

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Life On Pluto

PostMon Jun 17, 2019 12:54 am

Below is an artist’s conception of what Pluto would look like if one could stand on one of the dwarf planet’s moons and stare back at Pluto.
Sunny Day On Pluto
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But this website goes on to tell us what our experiences would be if we were to actually step foot on the surface of Pluto itself. Firstly, hopefully no one that makes it to Pluto gets homesick, because even to send a MESSAGE back home to Earth (let’s not even get started on the time it takes to physically travel…) will take anywhere from four to six a half hours depending on where Pluto is in it’s orbit. This is just one way too, so double that time to get how long it would take to send and receive a response. If one was brave enough to leave the spacecraft and step on the surface of the planet, one should expect freezing temperatures well below anything we ever experience here on Earth, about negative 223 degrees Celcius, which is dangerously close to absolute zero…with atmospheric pressure being 3/1,000,000 of what we experience on Earth. So, long story short…you wouldn’t stand a chance out there if you were to venture outside.

On top of the temperature and pressure extremes, these result in a virtual lack of atmosphere around the surface, so you would still manage to receive harmful UV rays from the Sun, granted they would be less than hit Earth due to the drastic difference in distance from the Sun…there would be absolutely nothing blocking them from hitting you.
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Re: Life On Pluto

PostMon Sep 02, 2019 4:39 am

Experiencing A Sunny Pluto Day.......

Well - you’d be completely frozen - so you probably wouldn’t feel anything.
If you had a good thermometer you could measure the difference in temperature.
The surface of Pluto, in comparison, can range from a low: 33 Kelvin (-240
degrees Celsius or -400 degrees Fahrenheit) to high: 55 Kelvin (-218 degrees
Celsius or -360 degrees Fahrenheit). Warmth is not really the correct word
at these temps.
No Sunscreen Needed
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You would definitely know it was daytime (one Pluto day is 153 hours long).
Despite the distance the Sun would still be 250 times brighter than a full
moon on Earth. The Sun as seen from Pluto, which has an average distance
from the sun of about 3.7 billion miles. That's about 40 times the distance
from Earth to the sun. From here, the sunlight is 1,600 times dimmer than
on Earth. Still, that's 250 times brighter than a full moon here on Earth
-- bright enough to outshine every other object in the sky and hard to
look at directly.

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