Another Way of Looking at Pluto

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Data from the New Horizons mission have revised Pluto’s diameter to just 2370 kilometers across. That’s smaller than the moons Triton, Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa, and Titan, not to mention Earth’s own satellite. In more immediately relatable terms: Here’s what it would look like if someone plopped Pluto onto Australia.


This striking scale render was created by one David Murray and comes to us by way of his friend, Nathan Lee:


Please leave your jokes about Australia being only slightly more hospitable than Pluto in the comments section, below.

Contact the author at and @rtg0nzalez.


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Zach Miller

Wow, that’s a great visual. I had no idea it was that tiny.

But you've gotta remember that Pluto is devoid of life, whereas most of the wildlife in Australia longs to kill you.