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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


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

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


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