Hi there. The recently discovered (year
2002) object actually
lies outside of Pluto and is not actually a
planet. It belongs to a group of objects that
make up the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt is a
grouping of icy planetissimals that orbit outside
of Neptune. Many of the comets that visit us in
the inner solar system originate in the Kuiper
Belt. There is currently an international
commission setup to name the object.
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