Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris
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Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris

February 1, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The dwarf planet designated 136199 Eris is named after the Greek goddess of strife, while its satellite, designated Dysnomia, is named after the goddess of lawlessness, who incidentally was Eris’ daughter. Eris is the most […]

Makemake
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Dwarf Planet Facts: Makemake

January 22, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows the dwarf planet 136472 Makemake, which with a diameter roughly 60% that of Pluto is possibly the biggest object in the “classical population” of the Kuiper belt. Upon its discovery by […]

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