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Dwarf Planet in Our Solar System

Another face has been added to the close planetary system’s family representation: Scientists have found another tiny planet circling around the sun beyond planet Pluto

The little planet is called 2014 UZ224, which measures around 330 miles or 530 kilometers approximate and is situated around 8.5 billion miles or 13.7 billion km from the sun, according to NPR. From the point of view of comparison, Pluto’s known as the biggest moon is around 750 miles or 1,200 kilometers in width. As per the calculations year taken by this new dwarf planet to rotate around the sun is nearly 1,100 Earth years, Whereas Pluto takes nearly 248 Earth years to complete the circle.

In an interview, David Gerdes, the professor at the University of Michigan, revealed to NPR that the new tiny planet was found using an instrument called the Dark Energy Camera also known as  DEcam. From which we came to know that the Universe is not only growing but also increasing rapidly. And the scientist has a name that fast growing expansion as Dark energy. DEcam is the instrument built to see the expansion of the growing galaxies from the planet Earth. The objective behind setting such an instrument is to give more insights that will help us to uncover the unrevealed fact about dark energy like what it is really and from where do it originates from.

A new venture is initiated known as the Dark Energy Survey which is used to know about the dark energy. The DECam instrument is setup to know more about the dark energy and to create an outline of working of dark energy, which is being used by scientist to know that dark energy is made up of 80 percent of all the mass in the Universe but still there are many unrevealed facts behind forming of this Dark energy.

Some portion of the DES incorporates use to take pictures of the sky generally like once every week or as per the mission and that is one of the important things that have made this new disclosure conceivable. While stars and cosmic systems show up in a similar place in the sky, a little object that is moderately near Earth rotating around the sun may seem to move through the span of a week or fourteen days approximately.

David told that a couple of years back, he approached to students to search for the unidentified objects in the Planetary system. The test was marginally troublesome on the grounds that it is a difficult task to observe the repeated and irregular movement. However, the students created a software program to work out with the anomalies and spot moving articles in the solar system.

It took a couple of years to confirm about the Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 but still, its correct orbital path is unidentified. The researchers behind the revelation say that 2014 UZ224 is the third most far off the planet in the solar system.

According to NASA, The little planet known as the dwarf planet is Ceres, which is situated in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. Ceres is 590 miles or 950 kilometers. There are four other small planets in solar system  which can be recognized as little dwarf planets but scientist argues that there can be more than hundreds of such planets which are yet to discover


The area beyond Neptune’s orbit is called as the Kuiper Belt. It is a belt that looks like a plate containing huge numbers of icy and rocky bodies. Past that area, there is a cloud known as the Oort Cloud which is a sphere of cold, icy, rocky bodies that encompasses the whole solar system. Most of the comets originate in Kuiper Belt, however, their wide orbits convey them near to the sun.

This is about the discovery of ninth planet as most of the planets out of the solar system is considered smaller than the planet Pluto but there may be a new planet as of the size of planet Neptune, located in the outer region of the solar system.  Recent studies have demonstrated that this planet out of the solar system can be termed as the ninth planet. That exploration has provoked endeavors to detect the new planet with telescopes.

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