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Science Middle School Low

New Planet on the Edge of Our Solar System

In 2014 astronomers discovered a new dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system. This discovery has changed scientists’ understanding of what exists in the solar system beyond the more well known dwarf planet Pluto. The new planet is a pink ball of ice and scientists believe there could be an unseen and undiscovered planet larger than Earth in the far reaches of our solar system.

Space Systems Earth and Space Science

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AIR DATE: 03/26/2014

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