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January 5, 2005

On January 5, 2005, a team of astronomers discovered the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, Eris. The astronomers, Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz even estimated that it was more massive than the planet Pluto. When Pluto heard the news, it gasped in fear, as though a goose had walked over … Continue reading

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June 22, 1978

On June 22, 1978, James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered, at that time, the only known moon of Pluto. They named it Charon. In August 2006, when Pluto lost its planetary status, Charon asked for a divorce. It claimed that Pluto had lied about its status and that it could not stay in … Continue reading

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