Artist’s impression of the dwarf planet Eris

This artist’s impression shows the distant dwarf planet Eris. New observations have shown that Eris is smaller than previously thought and almost exactly the same size as Pluto. Eris is extremely reflective and its surface is probably covered in frost formed from the frozen remains of its atmosphere. The distant Sun appears to the upper right and both Eris and its moon Dysnomia (centre) appear as crescents.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Identificazione:eso1142e
Tipo:Illustrazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 26 Ottobre 2011 19:00
Notizie relative:eso1142
Grandezza:4500 x 3000 px

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Nome:(136199) Eris, 3D rendering
Tipo: Solar System
Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Categoria:Illustrations

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