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# Which planet is known as the dwarf planet?

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## Dwarf planet:The celestial bodies that are too tiny to be classified as planets but too huge to be classified as stars are called dwarf planets.Pluto was previously classed as a planet from $1930$ until $2006$ before being redesignated as a dwarf planet.Pluto had always been an exception. Pluto's orbit appeared unusual in that it was sometimes nearer to the sun than Neptune.Things became clear in $2003$, even before astronomer Michael Brown found Eris, a similar-sized planet to Pluto in such an outer area of the solar system.The International Astronomical Union established the title "dwarf planet" in $2006$ and assigned it to both Pluto and Eris.Therefore, Pluto is known as a dwarf planet.

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