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Kuiper Belt Objects Besides Pluto

Pluto is the most well known object in the Kuiper Belt. Pluto was discovered back in 1930, way before any of the other objects largely because it has moons. 204 more words

Astro201

Small Bodies of the Solar System

The small bodies in the solar system include comets, asteroids, the objects in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort cloud, small planetary satellites, Triton, Pluto, Charon, and interplanetary dust. 505 more words

Galaxy

February 26 - Defining Minor Planets: A Major Headache

Today we’re going to have a crash course in a couple of groups of large flying things that used to be called asteroids, but are now commonly known as… 669 more words

Going On Up There Then

What About Pluto?

The astronomical object, Pluto, was discovered on February 18, 1930 by the young astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. He had been studying photographs taken the month before by the telescope at Arizona’s Lowell Observatory, where Tombaugh worked. 785 more words

Cultural Highlights

Pluto and Eris: planets that didn't make it.

With the news today that Pluto is finally going to be photographed, the outer rim of the solar system is receiving a lot more attention than it normally does. 460 more words

Mythology

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way - CNN.com

“NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world. 507 more words

Natural Disasters