Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In the Solar system discovered a new planet – the Russian Newspaper

Astronomers from the University of Michigan found in the Solar system new dwarf planet 2014 UZ224, the diameter of which reaches more than 400 kilometers.

Info about it posted on the website of the minor planet Center of the International astronomical Union (IAU), reports The Washington Post.

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According to reports, a celestial body moves along silhouettei orbit at a distance of 38-180 astronomical units from the Sun. The planet is beyond the orbit of Pluto on the edge of the Solar system, where in a small amount of icy celestial bodies.

Just in the Solar system there are eight planets. However, recall that at the beginning of this year, the staff of the California Institute of technology announced the existence of a ninth planet, assuming that the giant is about 20 times farther from Earth than Neptune.

Scientists believe that the ninth planet in two-three times more than Earth but less than Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. However, to really find it on the sky astronomers have so far failed.


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