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Solar System's Family Portrait
« on: October 12, 2016, 07:57:56 PM »
Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet looping around the sun in the region beyond Pluto.

The dwarf planet, called 2014 UZ224, measures about 330 miles (530 kilometers) across and is located about 8.5 billion miles (13.7 billion km) from the sun, NPR reported today (Oct. 11). For comparison, Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is about 750 miles (1,200 km) in diameter, and reaches a maximum distance of about 4.5 billion miles (7.3 billion km) from the sun.

A year on 2014 UZ224 (the time it takes the dwarf planet to orbit the sun) is about 1,100 Earth years. One Pluto year, for c is about 248 Earth years. The new object was also confirmed by the Minor Planet Center.

Source:http://www.space.com/34358-new-dwarf-planet-found-2014-uz224.html
« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 08:02:14 PM by Tazim »
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Re: Solar System's Family Portrait
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 01:22:34 AM »
Good post...