What if Pluto hit Neptune?

The closest point of Pluto's orbit is within that of Neptune's, and so their oribits do "cross". There is no chance of a collision however, because Pluto's orbit is quite tilted with respect to the other planets' orbits and so when Pluto does this crossing, it is actually well below the plane that Neptune orbits in.
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Can Pluto ever hit Neptune?

Answer: No. From 1979 to 1999, Pluto was the eighth planet from the sun. In 1999, it slipped beyond Neptune to become the ninth. But Pluto's 248-year orbit around the sun takes it 17 degrees above and below the plane in which Neptune and the other planets travel.
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Why hasn't Pluto crashed into Neptune?

Pluto can never crash into Neptune, though, because for every three laps Neptune takes around the Sun, Pluto makes two. This repeating pattern prevents close approaches of the two bodies.
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What would happen if Neptune and Uranus collide?

If the object just grazed Uranus instead of a head-on collision, the planet's interior would not be affected but the impact would still be enough to tilt the planet. Conversely, if Neptune did experience a head-on impact, the collision would have affected the planet's interior but would not form a disk of debris.
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What if Saturn crashed into Earth?

However, if Saturn were to come closer to Earth (after chucking the Moon out of orbit), imagine the scale of ocean tides then. There would be huge… no, apocalyptic tidal waves that would rage all over the planet and destroy everything in their path.
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What If Pluto Collided With Neptune

What if Earth had rings?

At the equator, the rings would appear to divide the sun, casting a dramatic shadow over half the world. Likewise, the rings themselves would cast shadows on Earth.
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What if you landed on Uranus?

As an ice giant, Uranus doesn't have a true surface. The planet is mostly swirling fluids. While a spacecraft would have nowhere to land on Uranus, it wouldn't be able to fly through its atmosphere unscathed either. The extreme pressures and temperatures would destroy a metal spacecraft.
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Does it rain diamonds on Neptune?

Deep within Neptune and Uranus, it rains diamonds—or so astronomers and physicists have suspected for nearly 40 years. The outer planets of our Solar System are hard to study, however. Only a single space mission, Voyager 2, has flown by to reveal some of their secrets, so diamond rain has remained only a hypothesis.
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Can you swim on Neptune?

Being an ice giant, there is no water on the surface of Neptune. Having a surface temperature of −201 oC any water on Neptune will be frozen. Extraterrestrial liquid water is believed to be beneath the ice surfaces of the Jovian moons Europa and Ganymede.
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Will any planets ever collide?

Scientists say it's highly unlikely. While large-scale collisions were prevalent when our solar system was young, it would be extremely rare for one to occur in a stable and established system like our own.
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Will Pluto ever be a planet again?

Scientists have called for Pluto to be classified as a planet again following a new study into planetary science.
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What crashed into Pluto?

Now research suggests the impact that carved out Sputnik Planitia is to blame. According to simulations replicating that cataclysm, it sent powerful seismic waves around and through Pluto, reaching the area on the other side of the world and tearing up the land there to make the strange features seen by New Horizons.
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What planet is the coldest?

The coldest planet in our solar system on record goes to Uranus which is closer to the Sun and 'only' about 20 times further away from the Sun than the Earth is. The lowest temperature recorded there was minus 224 degrees Celsius.
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What is Xena planet?

For the first time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has seen distinctly the "tenth planet," currently nicknamed "Xena," and found that it's only slightly larger than Pluto. Though previous ground-based observations suggested that Xena's diameter was about 30 percent greater than Pluto, Hubble observations taken Dec.
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Can you own a planet?

No, people cannot legally buy planets, at least for now. There isn't any way to legally enforce a claim to a planet, and courts have rejected similar claims in the past. International law forbids countries from claiming any celestial body, meaning a nation cannot grant space real estate to its citizens.
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How much gold is in space?

Well, at current market prices, 16 Psyche contain enough gold and other precious metals to be worth roughly $700 quintillion, which is enough to give every single human being on this planet a private fortune of nearly a hundred billion bucks.
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Which planet is full of diamonds?

On Saturn it occasionally rains diamonds.
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Can humans live on Titan?

Robert Zubrin has pointed out that Titan possesses an abundance of all the elements necessary to support life, saying "In certain ways, Titan is the most hospitable extraterrestrial world within our solar system for human colonization." The atmosphere contains plentiful nitrogen and methane.
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What if we refuel the Sun with Jupiter?

Even if we managed to nudge Jupiter close enough to the Sun, that could lead to a whole slew of other problems. Without Jupiter's stable gravitational pull, all of our planetary orbits, including Earth's, would be thrown off course. We'd lose our precious shield against deadly asteroids and comets.
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Can you stand on Saturn?

The density and temperature changes the deeper into the planet you go, but Saturn can't be said to have a solid surface. If you tried to walk on the surface of Saturn, you would fall into the planet, suffering higher temperatures and pressures until you were crushed inside the planet.
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What if Earth had 2 moons?

If Earth had two moons, it would be catastrophic. An extra moon would lead to larger tides and wipe out major cities like New York and Singapore. The extra pull of the moons would also slow down the Earth's rotation, causing the day to get longer.
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