Mysterious asteroid is likely the solar system’s smallest dwarf planet

Mysterious asteroid is likely the solar system’s smallest dwarf planet

A new study, using high-resolution Earth telescopes, has revealed the space rock known as Hygiea may be a dwarf planet in its own right. Hygiea is believed to have formed after a huge cosmic collision around 2 billion years ago. The new study says Hygiea is much more spherical than previous observations suggested.

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