n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Dwarf planet 2003 UB313 and its moon named : news notes
|Article Title||Dwarf planet 2003 UB313 and its moon named : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
Extracted from text ... news notes Dwarf planet 2003 UB313 and its moon named The dwarf planet formerly known as 2003 UB313 received the official designation (136199) Eris (pronounced ee'-ris) from the International Astronomical Union on 13 September 2006. Eris is the second dwarf planet in a sub-category of objects of which Pluto is the prototype. The name Eris was proposed by one of the discoverers, Michael Brown (Caltech, USA) - it was discovered on 5 January 2005 by M.E. Brown, C.A. Trujillo and D. Rabinowitz at the Palomar Observatory. The name was accepted almost unanimously by the Working Group for Planetary System ..
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