I rendered these animations for Dr. Brett Gladman of UBC's Physics and Astronomy Dept.
to accompany a news brief that went out about the discovery
of a new object beyond the orbit of Neptune in a region called the Kuiper Belt
This 3D simulation video depicts Buffy's orbit in relation to the 9 classic planets and
various other Kuiper Belt objects. Pluto had not yet been demoted as a planet when this story hit the news.
It is because of the discoveries of Buffy and various other Pluto-like Kuiper Belt objects, that its status as a planet was questioned.
Should we consider all of these objects as planets, or should Pluto, with the rest of them, be considered Dwarf Planets.
A clip from The Daily Planet broadcast Dec 14, 2005. A short report about Buffy, featuring the simulation.