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Description Plot of the distance to the Sun for Pluto, and Eris. It shows how Eris can be closer to the Sun than Pluto. This occurs since Eris has a perihelion (closest distance to the Sun) of 38.3 AU and Pluto has an aphelion (furthest distance from the Sun) of 49.3 AU.
Date 22 May 2009
Source Generated with Gravity Simulator written by Tony Dunn.
Author Tweaks by Kevin Heider

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