In the solar system, there are dwarf planets like Pluto, Haumea, Eris, Ceres, and Makemake. The Ceres is the only dwarf planet to be situated in the asteroid belt. The remaining dwarf planets are located in the outer solar system. It is estimated that in the year 2015, the New Horizons mission and Dawn mission will reach Pluto and Ceres respectively.
The Dwarf planet has the same characteristics like the other planets, but it has one significant difference. The planet is not a satellite. The Pluto or Eris could be the largest dwarf planet. Haumea and Makemake follow Pluto and Eris. One of the smallest dwarf planets is the Eris. You can see the dwarf planets in the order like Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, and Haumea as closest to the sun. The Eris will be farther from the sun.
Interesting information about Pluto
It was discovered in 1930. It is said to be the second planet near the sun. It was called as ninety planets in the solar system. Eris is the massive planet and Pluto is the second massive dwarf planet. There are five known moons in this planet. Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered Pluto. It has the surface temperature of -229 degree Celsius. It was discovered on February 1, 1930. It has got the name Pluto because of the Greek god. It has five known moons, and they are Styx, Kerberos, Hydra, Nix, and Charon. It is nearly round in shape. The planet Pluto has unoccupied the region around its orbit.
Interesting information about Haumea
It is in the third position among other dwarf planets to the sun. It has a unique elongated shape. It has two known moons. The surface temperate of the Haumea planet is -241 degree Celsius. It was discovered on December 28, 2004. The elongation of the planet could be due to its rotation.