Jul 12, 2020
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This is Hygiea, an object in the asteroid belt that just got a major promotion.⁠…

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That’s Hygiea, an object throughout the asteroid belt that merely obtained a big promotion.⁠

Appears, scientists suppose the asteroid deserves reclassification as a dwarf planet — making it the smallest one however acknowledged in your full picture voltaic system. ⁠

To be categorised as a dwarf planet, an object ought to meet four requirements: it should be spherical, it ought to orbit the Photo voltaic, it should probably’t be a moon — and it shouldn’t have cleared the neighborhood spherical itself, which could make it an accurate planet. So how does Hygiea measure up? Faucet the hyperlink in our bio to be taught additional on The Byte.⁠


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Comments to This is Hygiea, an object in the asteroid belt that just got a major promotion.⁠…

  • First comment 🤪

    mikichuki July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • 👍👍👍

    misskatielee July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • So you don’t have to hit the link here’s its’ SIZE : “The team also used the SPHERE observations to constrain Hygiea’s size, putting its diameter at just over 430 km. Pluto, the most famous of dwarf planets, has a diameter close to 2400 km, while Ceres is close to 950 km in size”

    _dxbc_ July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Pluto is STEAMING rn

    _ryan_bartlett_ July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Pluto:… Am I a joke to you?!

    sanguinius_ July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • 😲

    chrisfallsflat July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • it looks like it’s growing 😳

    ivan.sail July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
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    rfajardov July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
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  • Apparently it identifies as a cube so it’s a no go.

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    charlesr.lynch July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Im calling bullshit on this one folks. Yet another group of scientists trying to make a name for themselves

    stevethaysen July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Yo how’s that actually moving tho? 🤔

    shazny_mcnally July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • @dany.acevedopz

    gusp.jr July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • А если Объект не соответствует требованиям, может ли он подать аппеляцию?😜

    the_grand.ru July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Then that means Ceres has been declared as a dwarf planet?

    aderianda July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • Nightmare fuel

    neogrim July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • This means any spherical astroid in the astroid belt would count

    universal.apollo July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply
  • I’ve been there. Not much of it is left tho

    hunter_celestial_horizon July 12, 2020 3:02 am Reply

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