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Pluto and Eris: planets that didn't make it.

With the news today that Pluto is finally going to be photographed, the outer rim of the solar system is receiving a lot more attention than it normally does. 460 more words

Mythology

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way - CNN.com

“NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world. 507 more words

Natural Disasters

New interview & talks at PragoFFest

Martin Šust prepared an interview with me for XB-1. I talk about my upcoming SF trilogy Blíženci (Gemini), the transhumanist anthology Terra nullius… 111 more words

Fiction

Two or more planets in the outer reaches of the Solar System?

Ironically perhaps, as astronomers have downsized Pluto to the status of “dwarf planet” (still being debated), British and Spanish astronomers indicate readings that there may be two additional planets in the Kuiper Belt.   38 more words

Science Fiction

New Research Supports Planet X Theory

  • At least two planets larger than Earth likely lurk in the dark depths of space far beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered, a new analysis of the orbits of “extreme trans-Neptunian objects” (ETNOs) suggests.
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Scattered Objects - Kuiper Belt

The Scattered Disc

A sparsely populated region, overlapping with the Kuiper belt but extending as far as 100 AU and farther. Scattered disc objects (SDOs) travel in highly elliptical orbits, usually also highly inclined to the ecliptic. 288 more words

Solar System

What's 500 million miles wide and bigger than a breadbox?

The New Horizons space probe is on its final six month approach to Pluto.  Something that many people don’t know about.  It has entered the Kuiper Belt.   109 more words

Science Fiction