August 9, 2011

Three More Dwarf Planets in Our Solar System?

Alasdair Wilkins, io9

AP Photo

The Kuiper Belt, the vast asteroid belt of ice and rock that lies beyond Neptune, is home to three objects big enough to be considered dwarf planets: Haumea, Makemake, and our old friend Pluto. And now, we might have found three more.

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TAGGED: Dwarf Planets, Kuiper Belt