The Solar System Just Gained Another Dwarf Planet
Pluto has another friend.
Today scientists announced that they have found a new dwarf planet in our solar system, orbiting much further out than Pluto.
Its orbit crosses that of Sedna, a dwarf planet discovered ten years ago, but the new object spends most of its time even further away from us.
The discovery confirms that Sedna is not alone in the outer solar system.
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