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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


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


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


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


Astronomical Concepts - Week 3

The main theme of this week’s session was the outer part of our solar system. This includes:

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Oort Cloud…
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Plutonic Goofyness

Andy Diehl brings up a question worth considering over a tasty beverage.  How come Pluto’s a dog and Goofy’s a dog but Pluto gets the collar end of the leash?  703 more words

Comet 67P and Rosetta: a tribute

Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko, or just plain 67P has been a bit of a superstar ever since the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Probe fell into orbit around it in August, 2014. 294 more words