Friday, July 29, 2005

Welcome our newest neighbor...

Astronomers have discovered a solar system object larger than Pluto...or at least much brighter than Pluto.
(Click title to read article)

Two teams are claiming the discovery...the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalusia, which has been planet hunting since 2002, and the US team that discovered possible planet Sedna also detected this new object via Keck and Gemini 'scopes.

Welcome "2003 EL61" or "K40506A"!! Hopefully they'll come up with a better name...

[via BBC News]

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