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New distant dwarf planet found beyond Neptune


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New distant dwarf planet found beyond Neptune

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An international team of astronomers have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disc of small icy worlds beyond Neptune. The new object is roughly 700 kilometres (435 miles) in size and has one of the largest orbits for a dwarf planet. Designated 2015 RR245 by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center, it was found using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii, as part of the ongoing Outer solar system Origins Survey (OSSOS).

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Will it get an easier to pronounce name as opposed to  2015 RR245?

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2 hours ago, BeastieRunner said:

Will it get an easier to pronounce name as opposed to  2015 RR245?

Of course.

Nibiru.

Just like all the other ones.

Harte

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21 hours ago, Harte said:

Of course.

Nibiru.

Just like all the other ones.

Harte

Planet X doesn't exist!

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Great find!  Can we name the the new dwarf planet one of the seven dwarves?  Maybe Mickey or Goofy to go with Pluto.

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Pluto looks close to us compared to this new one.

 

 

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