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What is the length of a day on Pluto?

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According to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), Pluto's day is the equivalent of 6.39 Earth days. That means it takes Pluto 153.36 hours to make a full rotation around its own axis.

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Pluto may or may not be a planet, depending on who you ask, but like undisputed and affirmed planets, Pluto orbits the sun on its own path and also rotates around its own axis. Pluto's days are long compared to Earth's, and its year is even longer in comparison: it takes Pluto more than 245 Earth years to complete a full orbit around the Sun.

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