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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

Comets, the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud

Abstract: With the development of modern space-based telescopes and the past decade or more of collection of data on both comets and celestial bodies found to orbit the sun at distance greater than that of the planet Neptune, a review of the current data suggests that there can be no longer any doubt that the Kuiper belt does exist. 4,075 more words

Creation/evolution

Hidden Places in the Solar System

What you were taught

As children, we have been taught that the Solar System is composed of 8 planets (9 was your number before 2006). Along with the sun. 157 more words

Astronomy

Spend your winter on Mars and the outer Solar System!

I’m pleased to announce the first CosmoAcademy classes for 2017! CosmoAcademy is where experts in various areas of astronomy and planetary science teach you in small online classes.  223 more words

Metablog

Travel in Space - approaching a Solar system

In the science fiction genre, spacefaring is a common trait. We see every kind of spaceships going thru and forth a wide variety of worlds, usually using two kinds of propulsion systems: one for travelling between systems (FTL or dimensional) and another for travelling inside the destination system (sub C velocities). 610 more words

Fiction

November 28 - KBO 20000 Varuna

We hurtle way beyond the asteroid belt today, for a change, to celebrate the discovery of 20000 Varuna, first spotted for what it is on November 28th… 235 more words

Astronomy