Dwarf Planets

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What are dwarf planets

Dwarf planets are large objects with a large amount of ice on the surface. They are bigger than asteroids but smaller than regular sized planets. Some dwarf planets have moons that orbit around them, but they are very small

Where are they.

They are located in the kuiper belt. Pluto is the second biggest and the closet dwarf planet to the sun. The amount of rock and ice depends on where the planet is.

How many are there.

There about 50 dwarf planets in our galaxy. Some dwarf planets have moons that orbit around them. The moons are very small compared to regular sized moons.
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Video explanation of dwarf planets

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