Artist’s impression of the dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia

This artist's impression shows the distant dwarf planet Eris in the distance with its moon Dysmonia in the foreground. 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. Dysnomia appears to be a darker and less reflective body.

Källa:

ESO/L. Calçada and Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

Om bilden

ID:eso1142c
Typ:Illustration
Publiceringsdatum:26 oktober 2011 19:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1142
Storlek:4500 x 3000 px

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Namn:(136199) Eris, Dysnomia
Typ:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
Kategori:Illustrations

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