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US astronomer claims discovery of '10th planet' in solar system (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jul, 30 2005 @ 06:58 AM
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A US astronomer said Friday he had discovered a 10th planet in the outer reaches of the solar system that could force scientists to redraw the astronomical map. This discovery by Mike Brown of the respected California Institute of Technology is the first of a planet since Pluto was identified in 1930 and shatter the notion that nine planets circle the sun.

 



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PASADENA, California (CNN) -- A group of astronomers announced Friday that an object they discovered in the distant reaches of the solar system is large enough to be classified as the 10th planet -- a claim likely to reignite a debate over just how many objects should really have the title of planet.

The object -- located 96 times as far from the Earth as the Earth is from the sun, or nearly 9 billion miles away -- was first photographed in October 2003 by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology's Palomar Observatory, north of San Diego.


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A very intresting new discovery indeed. This is sure to capture the imagination of perople the world over.

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posted on Jul, 30 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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Already covered in ATSNN here.

Sanc'.



posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by sanctum
Already covered in ATSNN here.

Sanc'.


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