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April 11, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-16

Hubble Finds 'Tenth Planet' is Slightly Larger than Pluto

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Image: Comparison of Kuiper Belt Object Sizes

Comparison of Kuiper Belt Object Sizes

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This is a photo illustration of the largest known Kuiper Belt objects. "Xena," officially catalogued at 2003 UB313, is slightly larger than Pluto.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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