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Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Planets In Our Solar System

November 16, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz

Photo credit: Lexicon viawikimedia commons. The most distant of these outer solar system objects share a trait that hints at an unknown planet. 579 more words

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Strange Visitors From the Edge of the Solar System

The term “Oort Cloud” may be obscure for many people, but it’s familiar terrain for astronomy buffs. It’s a giant spherical swarm of trillions of proto-comets, lurking at the outer fringes of the Solar System, so far away that it may stretch a quarter of the way to the nearest star. 638 more words

TOUCHDOWN ! Rosetta's Philae Probe Touches Down on a Comet !

ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.

After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). 1,196 more words


Hubble Finds New Targets for New Horizons Past Pluto

Source: Hubblesite.org

Time-lapse Hubble images of two new Kuiper Belt objects that are potential targets for the New Horizons spacecraft after it finishes its Pluto mission. 537 more words

NASA picks New Horizons targets in Kuiper Belt

NASA has chosen three possible small objects in the region of space beyond Neptune that could serve as destinations for the New Horizons probe after it visits the dwarf planet Pluto. 177 more words

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