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Dwarf Planets of Our Solar System (Infographic) by Karl Tate In 2006 the organization responsible for classifying celestial bodies, the International Astronomical Union, decided that a new class of objects was needed. The solar system's erratic ninth planet, Pluto, was assigned to the new “dwarf planet” category along with four other bodies, all tinier than Earth’s moon. Some astronomers expect there may be as many as 50 dwarf planets in the solar system.

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Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity, SPACE.com | July 2012

Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity, SPACE.com | July 2012

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Solar System Planets & Dwarf Planets Information - Space Facts

Solar System Planets & Dwarf Planets Information - Space Facts

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Dwarf Planet Ceres: Biggest in the Asteroid Belt By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist | 3/5/15 Facts about protoplanet Ceres.

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Solar System Planets and Dwarf Planets Infographic

Solar System Planets and Dwarf Planets Infographic

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Conditions on the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Dwarf planet Pluto was discovered in 1930 and was once considered to be the ninth planet from the sun in Earth’s solar system.

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Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

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New Dwarf Planet Found at Solar System's Edge, Hints at Possible Faraway 'Planet X' | Space.com

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Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity (Infographic) | Pluto Facts & Figures | Pluto Moons & Atmosphere | Space.com

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