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Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

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Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

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    Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt
    by Evan Gough

    Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from the telescope that bears his name, the Herschel Space Observatory, have made an unexpected discovery. It looks like Uranus’ moons bear a striking similarity to icy dwarf planets. The Herschel Space Observatory has been retired …

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