One night on February 18th, 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered movement of a ninth planet against backgrounds of stars. Tom had spent the whole day searching for it, and there it was- a ninth planet. 130 more words
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The morning of January 19th, 2006 started much like any other morning; I had my coffee, read the newspaper, then browsed the internet to see what was new in the world. 1,216 more words
(The recently discovered Kuiper Belt objects – Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/New Horizons KBO Search Team)
Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have been granted extra observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope following a successful pilot survey which identified two Kuiper Belt objects.
I always assumed that NASA had plans to explore other Kuiper Belt objects after the New Horizon’s probe flew by Pluto. But I’m a bit surprised that they’re just now working out what those objects will be: 108 more words
For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.
Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. 1,079 more words