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Saturday, July 30, 2005
Astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting our Sun, which is larger than Pluto. It's located 97 times further than the Earth from the Sun. This new, 10th planet was actually first photographed in 2003 by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory, but it took this long to study and confirm its size and orbit. A name has been proposed to the International Astronomical Union, which is making its decision.
The discovery of another planet not only expands the "size" of our known solar system but also ignites the debate of whether or not Pluto should be classified as a planet. Although the nay-sayers will probably lose this debate as Pluto has been designated with it's planetary status for over 70 years, it seems that Pluto's status regardless of one's opinion will solidify this yet un-named world as planetary object.
This world lies approximately 97 times further from the Sun than earth and it seems scientists have yet to determine it's orbital path let alone any other characteristics of this world. Scientists were able to determine this world's size by it's brightness, although the only thing they seem sure about is that it is at least as large as Pluto (some estimates suggest up to 1.5 times the size of Pluto.
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