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Eris is the most massive Dwarf Planet in the Solar System

Eris
Eris
Adjective(s) Unknown
Orbital properties
Aphelion/apoapsis 97.651 AU

14.602×109 km

Perihelion/periapsis 37.911 AU 5.723×109 km
Semi-major axis 67.781 AU

10.166×109 km

Orbital eccentricity 0.44068
Orbital period 203830 d

558.04 years

Average orbital speed 3.4338 km/s
Physical properties
Radius 1163±6 km
Mass 1.67±0.02)×1022 kg[10]

0.0028 Earths

Mean density 2.52±0.05 g/cm3
Escape velocity Unknown
Rotation period 25.9±8 hr
Average surface temperature 42.5 K
Apparent magnitude −1.2±0.3
Moons 1
              


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The dwarf planet Eris was discovered in January 2005 by a team lead by Mike Brown. It was thought to be larger than Pluto, which was classified as a Planet at the time, which sparked the discussion of whether or not this object should be classified as a planet or not. It resulted in the creation of a new group, the dwarf planets. (smaller planets) Because of the debate it caused, it was named after the Roman goddess of strife and discord.

TriviaEdit

  • Eris is the largest object in the solar system since pluto's discovery.
    • Recent studies have shown that Pluto may be slightly larger than Eris.
  • Eris lies inside the Kuiper Belt.
  • Eris has one small Moon, called Dysnomia.

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