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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, October 17, 2005
MEET THE NEW PLANETS
We used to think of the solar system as nine lonely worlds traveling in neat rings around the sun. But the harder astronomers look, the more crowded our cosmic neighborhood seems to become.

** 2003 UB313
Discovered on Oct. 21, 2003, and temporarily nicknamed Xena, it's the most distant object ever found orbiting the Sun.
DISTANCE FROM SUN: 10 Billion miles
DIAMETER: 1,800 miles

** 2003 EL61
Discovered on May 6, 2004, it was formally announced by astronomers who allegedly learned of its existence by acessing another sicentist's webpage.
DISTANCE: Unknown
DIAMETER: 930 miles (est)

** 2004 DW
Discovered on Feb. 17, 2004, it was potted not by a human eye but by a robotice telescope and camera system.
DISTANCE: 4.3 billion miles
DIAMETER: 990 miles (est.)

** QUAOAR
Pronounced as kwa-war, it was discovered in June 2002 and named for the creation force in the mythology of the indegenous Tongva people of Southern California.
DISTANCE: 3.7 billion miles
DIAMETER: 770 miles

** SEDNA
Discovered on March 15,2004, it's from the distant Oort Cloud. Named for the Inuit goddess of the sea.
DISTANCE: 8 billion miles
DIAMETER: 1,000 MILES

(Abstracted from TIMEMAG)
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