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Discover A Dwarf Planet Takes 700 Years To Go Around The Sun.

(CNN) - A new dwarf planet was discovered beyond the orbit of Neptune, researchers reported Monday.

The discovery was made by an international team of astronomers using the telescope Canada-France-Hawaii, as part of the Study of the Origins of the Solar System (Ossos, for its acronym in English).

"The icy worlds beyond Neptune describe how the giant planets formed and how they moved from the sun. They allow us to reconstruct the history of our solar system , " he explained in a statement Michele Bannister from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, United States.

"However, almost all these icy worlds are outrageously small and weak: it's really exciting to find one that is large and bright enough that we can study in detail," he added.

RR245, and it has been named the planet, has an estimated 700 kilometers in diameter and greater than that of any dwarf planet orbit, so it is estimated that it takes 700 years to travel around the sun.

According to scientists, it is believed that there are at least 200 dwarfs in the Kuiper Belt planets, the mass of comets, frozen rocks and objects that orbit the Sun beyond Neptune.

Previously, only five -Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris objects had been observed enough to determine their classification as dwarf planets or planetoids and not as moons.

"Worlds of this size are fascinating because they tell us what makes an object move from being a structure of ice and rock have geological processes that separate and reorganize this material, as on Pluto," said Bannister.

"The size of the RR245 is still not known precisely because their surface properties need further measurement. It is rather small and bright, or large and boring," he added.



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