A new potential dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt could teach astronomers about the history of our Solar System.
Recent data from the New Horizons spacecraft show that, because of its tilt and wobble, Pluto’s climate undergoes cycles lasting millions of years.
Astronomers strongly believe they have detected the presence of a ninth planet, but there is not yet a telescope strong enough to see it. How exactly do Astronomers find something they cannot see?
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The news in 2015 was unforgettable, historic, often chilling to watch. From the specter of global terrorism to controversial social issues, from the confused state of politics to corporate corruption, important issues played out on the public stage of opinion, augmented by a hyper-connected global community. The Second Nexus editors culled through the news that made … Continued
A portrait from the New Horizons’ final approach of Pluto and its moon Charon. Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI DIGEST [Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Washington Post] After 9.5 years and $728 million spent, it came down to a few critical hours. That’s the timeframe in which NASA’s New Horizons mission was either going to send back breathtaking … Continued