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Pluto orbits just beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region of our solar system known as the Kuiper Belt.

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Not yet. New Horizons will reach Pluto and other icy objects in the Kuiper Belt in 2015.

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Yes, that is true. Ceres is the only known dwarf planet within the Asteroid Belt. Learn more about what makes a space object a dwarf planet in our Dwarf Planet section.

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