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Unravelling the mysteries of the farthest objects of the Solar System

Neptune with objects shot from space, including elements furnished by NASA

Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences launched a new Research Topic which aims to investigate the origins and the main features of trans-Neptunian objects, small celestial objects that orbit the Sun at a greater distance than Neptune. 491 more words

Top News

New Horizons Probe Halfway Between Pluto and Its Next Target in Kuiper Belt

Just today, (April 4) the NASA probe New Horizons reached its halfway point between the Pluto system and its next target in the Kuiper belt, the small object 2014 MU69. 149 more words

Astro2110

Where does Earth’s water come from?

About a month ago, when NASA discovered 7 planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, I took the opportunity to post on the Goldilocks Zone. This is the region around a star where liquid water can exist on a planet. 630 more words

SCience And Technology

Scientists Say This Rogue Planet Contradicts Existing Models of Planetary Formation

This world is not like the others.

 

A giant rogue world once described as the “planet that shouldn’t be there” looks like it actually formed out in deep space, far from its host star and the cosmic material that usually births planets, according to new research. 618 more words

COSMOLOGY AND ASTOPHYSICS

Survival Guide: Getting Lost In The Majesty of Creation ( or one very small bit...The Kuiper Belt)

I would like to extend my thanks to all the folk who commented on my earlier post Survival Guide: Keeping Your Sanity Intact.

As you could tell I was in a Sounding Off mood, so it was quite humbling to find out how folk were telling me how much they appreciated the post.  373 more words

Pluto, The Kuiper Belt and Beyond

On January 19th, 2006 New Horizons launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida and the rest is history. Well, history making because Alan Stern and his New Horizons team did what no one else could do, they gave us Pluto. 706 more words