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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beyond Neptune found another planet, but a dwarf

Dwarf planet found an international team of astronomers saw it with a telescope installed on mount Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

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New space body located beyond the orbit of Neptune and is 700 km in diameter. This is a fairly large size for a class of small planets, which scientists have attributed his discovery. It makes a complete revolution around the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit for 730 years. Now, a small planet known as RR245. A more beautiful name, by analogy with the Erys or Sidney (this is also a dwarf planet) still choose. “The small planets discovered in recent years are already dozens of, says MSU Professor, specialist in the field of planetary research, Vladislav SHEVCHENKO. – Before Pluto was a unique planet but with the discovery of similar objects, such as Sedna and others, these bodies were related to the class of minor planets. Now greater interest is the nature of the objects from which formed a small planet. But while we can only assume that it consists of ice and stone substances of silicate rocks.

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