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News from all over the solar system to people living in the early 21st Century / Chroniques de la conquête du système solaire
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A Whole New World at the Edge of the Solar System : Starts With A Bang

A Whole New World at the Edge of the Solar System : Starts With A Bang | Space matters | Scoop.it

"In our Solar System, the four rocky planets dominate the inner portion, while the four gas giants dominate the outer Solar System. But out beyond Neptune, thousands of icy, rocky worlds -- including Pluto, the former ninth planet -- make up a vast, wide ring known as the Kuiper Belt."

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3 Small, Icy Worlds Discovered in Pluto's Territory

3 Small, Icy Worlds Discovered in Pluto's Territory | Space matters | Scoop.it
The three new bodies, likely dwarf planets like Pluto and Eris, reside in the Kuiper Belt, in the outer solar system. Even larger bodies — some as large as Mars or Earth — may exist even farther away from the sun, far beyond Pluto's orbit.
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Three New "Plutos"? Possible Dwarf Planets Found

Three New "Plutos"? Possible Dwarf Planets Found | Space matters | Scoop.it

Mettrons nous un jour le pied sur l'un de ces mondes glacés. La vue, en tout cas, serait saisissante. Hors du plan de l'écliptique, il serait en effet possible d'embrasser d'un seul regard toutes les principales planètes du système solaire.

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