To play online press the screenshot above and then the start button. Or you can download the game and play offline.
5 Pluto's moons and the twin planet,
in a small online game for astronomy.
"Meet Pluto" is a free online knowledge level game, used to explore and study the Moons of Pluto.
It is a close visual representation, how Charon is mutually tidally locked with Pluto. Short flash game puzzle for desktop computers, laptops and tablets, which may be played in the web browser.
The Astronomy Knowledge Board include 5 pieces movable moon pictures to play with. Part of the Interactive Astronomy Observatory educational tools.
This fun educational class may answer some of the following questions:
How many moons does Pluto have?
Does Pluto have any moons?
What is the number of Pluto's moons?
Which is the biggest moon of Pluto?
How does Pluto and Charon orbiting each other?
Is Charon really orbiting Pluto?
Which is the most far moon i Pluto's orbit?
Which is the most close moon in Pluto's orbit?
How big are Pluto's satellites?
How to play Meet Pluto.
Drag the planet pictures located top of the screen over their outlines, moving in orbit in the middle.
Rolling over a planet will show some information about its name, inclination and period.
Try to position the dragged planet picture ahead in the orbit of the moving outline and wait, rather than chase it.
In version 2.0 from 2017, the planets are no longer lost on incorrect drop.
Know the tidal lock of Pluto and Charon.
Winning the game rewards +1 Knowledge Level on Planeta 42.
The download version(bottom of the page) include an executable file for Windows OS with local levels only.
Arrangeable planets and objects included in this game are:
The 9th planet.
Until 21 century, Pluto was considered a single planet. It was also called a dwarf planet.
When telescopes became bigger and sharper, they noticed something odd about Pluto.
It seemed there is not only one planet, but two of them! The mistery was revealed when the New Horizons space probe approached the planet back in 2015 and found not only Pluto and its companion Charon, but another 4 more satellites orbiting the twin planets. Although Charon is much smaller than Pluto, it had enough power to catch his big brother in its orbit, so now they both are circling around each other in a strange dance, while the rest of the moons are moving around them both.