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A Celestial Object has just been Discovered in our Solar System (+Video)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:45
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A Celestial Object has just been Discovered in our Solar
System

The dwarf planet is lurking way out in the edges, some 13.6
billion km (8.5 billion miles) from the Sun.The Iowa-sized object -
for now known as 2014 UZ224  takes 1,100 years to complete a
single orbit of the Sun and could soon join the ranks of the five
established dwarf planets in the Solar System: Ceres, Eris, Haumea,
Makemake, and most famous of all, Pluto.

While only five dwarf planets have been officially recognised in
the Solar System, it’s thought that there could be at least 100
more lurking in the Kuiper Belt – a region beyond the orbit of
Neptune that’s thought to be teeming with comets, asteroids, and
small planetary bodies.

2014 UZ224 discovered by a team of undergraduate 
students led by physicist David Gerdes from the University of
Michigan. The discovery has now been confirmed by the International
Astronomical Union.

2014 UZ224 is estimated to have a diameter of around 530 km (329
miles).

The newly discovered object may help find other such bodies and
perhaps even the mysterious Planet Nine, a  planet 10 times
the size of Earth orbiting the sun in the far outreaches of our
solar system.

Several studies have found that other celestial objects are
impacted by the actions of an unseen player and most in the field
suspect it is a big planet.  

Read more here:  "http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-dwarf-planet-has-just-been-discovered-in-our-solar-system">http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-dwarf-planet-has-just-been-discovered-in-our-solar-system

"http://phys.org/news/2016-10-dwarf-planet-solar.html">http://phys.org/news/2016-10-dwarf-planet-solar.html

"http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K16/K16TA4.html">http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K16/K16TA4.html

 

Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA/JPL

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library
It’s Coming – Josh Kirsch & Media Right Productions

 

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