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Eris, Pluto, Dwarf Planet, Solar System, biggest dwarf planet, space, astronomy

The biggest dwarf planet in the solar system

Eris, Pluto, Dwarf Planet, Solar System, biggest dwarf planet, space, astronomy

Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet in our Solar System but it’s status fell in to dispute as larger or similar sized celestial objects were found past Neptune. The biggest now is believed to be Eris which although not classified as a planet, is believed to be the largest Dwarf Planet in the Kuiper Belt. Here’s some facts on the celestial body:

Mass: 16,700,000,000,000 billion kg
Diameter: 2,326km (1445mi)
Known Satellites: 1
Notable Satellites: Dysnomia
Orbit Distance: 10,120,000,000 km (68.01 AU)
Orbit Period: 560.90 Earth Years
Surface Temperature: -231°C
Discovered By: M.E. Brown C.A. Trujillo & D.L. Rabinowitz

Credit NASA, ESA and A. Schaller (for STScI)
Credit NASA, ESA and A. Schaller (for STScI)
Eris as seen from the Hubble telescope
Eris as seen from the Hubble telescope