Technically, Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but despite this, it still remains a celestial body of considerable size. And if you could build a spaceship to fly to the outer Solar System, somehow survive the journey and announce the Pluto as your own, you would still possess less land area than Russia.


And so, many are wondering is russia bigger than pluto? Let's count. Pluto's surface area is 16.65 million square kilometers, which is equivalent to 0.33 square of earth. Russia area is - 17,098,242 square kilometers - is much more than a small planet is on the edge of the Solar System. Recall that Russia is - the largest country in the world.

But Pluto is no longer considered a planet because it does not meet one of the three conditions laid down for the planets by the International Astronomical Union in 2006. The first two conditions are met: Pluto orbits the Sun and it is massive enough to have a spherical shape due to its own gravity.

The latter condition, which does not correspond to Pluto, is that the planet's orbit must not cross the orbits of the other planets, and must remain stable; Pluto is sometimes closer to the Sun than Neptune, so that it can not be considered a planet.

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