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Maybe the Elusive Planet 9 Doesn’t Exist After All

Oh Planet Nine, when will you stop toying with us? Whether you call it Planet Nine, Planet X, the Perturber,…

1 month ago

Over a Hundred New Large Objects Found in the Kuiper Belt

Hey Pluto, Sedna, Haumea, Makemake Et al.: You’ve got company! While searching for distant galaxies and supernovae, the Dark Energy…

4 months ago

New Horizon’s Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Gets its Official Name: Arrokoth

The KBO formerly known as Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) has officially been named "Arrokoth", the traditional Powhatan-Algonquin language.

8 months ago

Now You Can See MU69 in Thrilling 3D

The New Horizons team has released new images that take advantage of the "binocular effect" to create 3D impressions of…

1 year ago

Pluto and Charon Don’t Have Enough Small Craters

The New Horizons team just shared new findings about the lack of small craters on Pluto and Charon's surface, which…

1 year ago

More Evidence that Planet 9 is Really Out There

What's going on in the distant reaches of our Solar System? Is there a Planet 9 out there? Out in…

1 year ago

The Latest Images of Ultima Thule are in, and they are the Sharpest Yet!

The latest images taken by New Horizons of Ultima Thule are the most detailed to date, and are providing new…

1 year ago

New Horizons took this shot of MU69 as it sped away from its encounter

The latest images to come from the New Horizons mission show that Ultima Thule (the first KBO to be studied…

1 year ago

Tiny Object Found at the Edge of the Solar System for the First Time. A Kuiper Belt Object that’s Only 2.6 km Across

The Kuiper Belt, or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, is home to ancient rocks. Kuiper Belt Objects, or KBOs, are remnants of…

1 year ago

The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

The New Horizon's probe made its historic rendezvous with Ultima Thule on New Years and captured these detailed images of…

2 years ago