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What is the name of new planet?

Asked by Shakti Singh, 24 May '08 02:07 pm
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Eris, the largest dwarf planet known, was discovered in an ongoing survey at Palomar Observatory's Samuel Oschin telescope by astronomers Mike Brown (Caltech), Chad Trujillo (Gemini Observatory), and David Rabinowitz (Yale University). We officially suggested the name on 6 September 2006, and it was accepted and announced on 13 September 2006. In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of warfare and strife. She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, the parents of the Greek hero Achilles, all the gods with the exception of Eris were invited, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the goddesses that led to the Trojan war. In the astronomical world, Eris stirred up a great deal of trouble among the international astronomical community when the question of its proper designation led to a raucous meeting of the IAU in Prague. At the end of the conference, IAU members voted to demote Pluto and Eri ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 24 May '08 02:09 pm

 
  
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Answered by Manju Sikri, 08 Aug '09 08:27 am

 
  
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Planet Xena was first discovered by astronomers Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz in 2003. Its official name at this point is UB313. However, it was nicknamed Xena, after Xena, Warrior Princess , the popular television show.
First measurements estimated planet Xena had a diameter of about 1,500-2,000 miles (approximately 2,500-3,500 km). These measurements made UB313 roughly one and a half times larger than Pluto. Planet Xena is now officially recognized as a planet and Pluto is demoted to the status of a planetoid. There is a move to rename it as Eris.

Answered by Rajkumar Chand, 24 May '08 02:27 pm

 
  
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Answered by Electra, 24 May '08 02:09 pm

 
  
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