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The Supposed New 9th Planet, The Latest ‘Planet X’, Might Actually Be A ‘Binary Dwarf’.

by Anura Guruge


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Check out this 2:10 minute YouTube video by the ‘Science Magazine’ for the QUICKEST & BEST introduction to this supposed 9th planet — the NEW ‘Planet X’.


CoverJPGIn astronomy a ‘binary’ object is an object made up of two objects orbiting around each other. Pluto in reality is a BINARY DWARF; Charon its largest moon in essence a twin rather than a moon per se. So Pluto-Charon is a Double Dwarf.

My feeling is that this new Planet X, if there is one, will also be a Double Dwarf rather than a single planet.

In case YOU are wondering why I might even know anything about this, do NOT forget that I have written a book about “Dwarf Planets” not to mention Comets and Asteroids.


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First Clear Images Of Pluto (& Charon) Ever — Thanks To NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ Space Probe.

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Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY here. From NASA. Use link below to access NASA pages.

Click here to access the NASA pages with this and other images.


In 2010 – 2011 when I was writing “Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“, which covers Pluto (now a dwarf) and its largest moon Charon (40% of Pluto’s size) in great detail, I was both frustrated and amazed that ‘we’, i.e., NASA and others, just did NOT have any high quality images of Pluto — let alone Charon. They were TOO SMALL and too far away. The size was the problem. If they were bigger the distance would not have been as much of an issue.

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From the book. Click on above book COVER image for more details.

But now thanks to ‘New Horizons‘, which is also talked about quite a bit in that book, we finally have some nice pictures of Pluto and Charon. WOW. We are indeed lucky to live in interesting times.