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The Largest Unnamed Object in the Solar System Is Getting a Formal Title

How astronomers are tapping the public to name 2007 OR10

The dwarf planet 2007 OR10. Credit: NASA

TThere are many distant objects that orbit beyond Neptune — the most famous of which, of course, is Pluto. But far beyond Neptune are numerous dwarf planets that range from Pluto-sized — 4,500 miles across…

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Shannon Stirone

Shannon Stirone

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