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What would happen to the dwarf planet Pluto if all its moons collided with it except Charon?

Asked by Nevada83 (833points) December 4th, 2017
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Would its atmosphere be altered? Would its appearance be significantly different?

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Depending on how they collide,either the mass of the moons would be combined with Pluto, or there would be a massive ejection of matter away from the surface, some of which could escape the Pluto-Charon gravity and become asteroids or meteors, and some would become an orbiting debris field.

It would not alter the atmosphere, except there would be a lot of dust in the air. I imagine its appearance would be a lot lumpier looking than at present.

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