Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Day 162 of My Italian Learning Journal*

On February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh, at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Pluto was thought to be the ninth planet. With a surface temperature of about -360 Fahrenheit, it was given the Roman name for the god of the underworld. In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union announced that Pluto would no longer be considered a planet because its oblong orbit overlaps with that of Neptune. (The following is a practice script in Italian -- grammar corrections are welcome.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • Una volta considerato un pianeta, Pluto fu scoperto il 18 febbraio 1930.
    Once considered a planet, Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930.
  • L'astronomo Clyde W. Tombaugh ha scoperto Plutone.
    Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered Pluto.
  • La scoperta รจ stata fatta presso l'Osservatorio Lowell.
    The discovery was made at the Lowell Observatory.
  • Plutone ha cinque lune.
    Pluto has five moons.
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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