Neptune was discovered as the result of calculations. By the early 19th century, astronomers realized that Uranus was not following its expected orbit. The gravitational pull of an unknown planet beyond Uranus seemed the most likely explanation. Astronomers continued to speculate about another planet beyond Neptune. Pluto was eventually discovered in 1930 and was considered to be the ninth major planet until 2006. Between 1992 and 2006, hundreds of small icy bodies had been found beyond Neptune, in what is called the Kuiper belt. They include Eris, which is larger than Pluto. In 2006, astronomers decided to class both Pluto and Eris as dwarf planets.