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Fraser
2010-Nov-12, 03:30 AM
On November 6, 2010, the dwarf planet Eris occulted a faint 16 magnitude star and this was the first time astronomers were able to witness an occultation by Eris. Additionally, at 96.6 Astronomical Units away, it was the most distant object for which this kind of occultation had been seen. Why was this dim, distant [...]

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