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February 26 - Defining Minor Planets: A Major Headache

Today we’re going to have a crash course in a couple of groups of large flying things that used to be called asteroids, but are now commonly known as… 669 more words

Going On Up There Then

What About Pluto?

The astronomical object, Pluto, was discovered on February 18, 1930 by the young astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. He had been studying photographs taken the month before by the telescope at Arizona’s Lowell Observatory, where Tombaugh worked. 785 more words

Cultural Highlights

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


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


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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