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Which Of Our Solar System Neighbors Would Fit Into Russia?
Mercury
Uranus
Pluto
Neptune

Answer: Pluto

Pluto, our tiny intrasolar neighbor, has a surface area of only a scant 6.45 million square miles. That might seem like quite a few square miles to sling around, but by comparison, that’s only one-third of one percent of the Earth’s total surface and small enough to fit entirely within the borders of Russia (6.6 million square miles).

There would almost be even enough room left over to pack in the state of California (0.16 million square miles), you know, if you thought squishing together Russians, Californians, and Plutonians was a good idea.

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  1. LadyFitzgerald

    I learned something interesting the other day. Charon is not pronounced karon like the Greek ferry boatman over the river Styx. The discoverer of Charon pronounced the CH as an SH after his wife, Charlene.

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