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Pluto’s new friend – 2014 UZ224

A new dwarf planet has been discovered, looping around the sun, in the region beyond Pluto. This tiny ‘trans-Neptunian object’ is a finding that has added a new face to the solar system’s family portrait.  UZ224, estimated to have a diameter of around 530 km,  takes 1,100 years to complete a single orbit of the Sun. This dwarf planet has joined the ranks of: Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake and of course Pluto.


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