What Is Planet Biyo?


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Liam Sheasby answered
Despite often being called a planet, the lump of rock known as 13241 Biyo (1998 KM41) is actually an asteroid!

Some people argue that Biyo is a minor planet (the name given to any planet smaller than a dwarf planet like Pluto), but it isn't officially classed as one.

What's The Number All About?
The number "13241" indicates the object's position on the list of discovered objects in space, as recorded by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Who Is Planet Biyo Named After?
The planet is named after Filipino teacher Dr. Josette T. Biyo.

Dr Biyo is a high school teacher at the Philippine Science High School in Iloilo. Iloilo is a rural area of Panay Island, which is in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.

Dr Biyo holds a doctorate degree in biology and has won countless national and international awards for her studies and theoretical work. She is the first such Asian teacher to win the Intel Excellence in Teaching Award.

Where is Planet Biyo?
Planet Biyo is situated between Mars and Jupiter, and has a diameter of 4 to 9 kilometers. This is beyond tiny, compared to the other planets in our solar system!

For comparison:
  • Pluto is 2,300 kilometers in diameter.
  • Mars is 6,787km in diameter.
  • The Earth is 12,756km in diameter.
  • Jupiter is a massive 142,800km in diameter.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You should know Biyo is not a planet, it's a small asteroid named by a Filipino teacher who wrote a kid's book about a trip to a mythical planet called Biyo.
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Anonymous answered
Planet Biyo is the new planet in our universe.
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Science Writer answered

Actually Biyo is an asteroid because it failed the third test to have own gravity to be big but others keep saying its a planet.

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