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The Largest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System Is?

Ceres
Haumea
Eris
Pluto

Answer: Eris

Just because a planet is tiny doesn’t mean it can’t cause a ruckus. In 2005, the dwarf planet Eris was discovered by a Palomar Observatory-based team led by astronomer Mike Brown and its discovery touched off a debate that extended well beyond the realms of scientific meetings and papers.

NASA initially described Eris as the tenth planet in our solar system as it orbits the sun and is 27 percent larger than Pluto. After Eris’ discovery, however, a veritable flood of discoveries of other trans-Neptunian objects called into question whether or not Pluto and its newly discovered neighbors out in the far reaches of our solar system should even be considered planets.

The International Astronomical Union revised their definition of what constitutes a planet, created a new class for planets like Pluto, dwarf planets, and in the process raised the ire of the general public who had been taught since the 1930s that Pluto was one of the nine main planets in our solar system.

Given how much of an uproar Eris caused by triggering the demotion of Pluto, it’s extremely appropriate that it is named after the goddess Eris, the personification of chaos, strife, and discord.

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The First Major U.S. Film Studio To Stop Distributing Movies On Film Was?

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Originally, Star Trek Writers Intended To Make Which Planet Spock’s Home World?

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According To Forbes Magazine The Richest Fictional Character Is?

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The Glyphs In What Video Game Are Directly Translatable to English?

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The Largests Nests In The World Are Built By?

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Which Fictitious Drug Is Used By Researchers To Assess Participant Honesty?

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Burger King Created A Towering Burger To Draw Awareness To What?

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Besides Humans, The Only Other Animal With A Chin Is The?

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Which City Temporarily Changed Its Name To Promote A Video Game?

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Photo Lab Printers Are Calibrated Using A Tool Known As A?