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Planet Xena has fallen short of its size

April 12 2006
11:08

Tenth planet, known as Xena, slightly larger than Pluto. Reported by specialists of the National Aerospace Agency of the United States.

This conclusion came after the scientists studying the corresponding images obtained with the Hubble telescope.

According to the submissions received, it was found that the diameter of the tenth planet is about 2.4 thousand kilometers, while the diameter of Pluto - about 2.3 thousand kilometers.

Previously it was assumed that the size of Xen by almost a third greater than the size of Pluto.

The tenth planet is at a distance of approximately 16 billion miles from Earth.

Soon Xena could be officially recognized planets in our solar system. According to UPI.


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