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Is it a planet or just Kuiper Belt Object ?

For more than seven decades, schoolchildren have been taught that tiny, lonely Pluto is the outermost of the nine planets that orbit the Sun. A big hole has now been bashed into that cherished piece of learning, for astronomers have determined that Pluto is much smaller than an enigmatic object, 2003 UB313, whose discoverers claim is the Solar System?s 10th planet.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 12:07 IST