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Kuiper Belt

New Horizons Team Has a New Nickname for the Spacecraft’s Next Target

The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate - MU69 - just received the nickname "Ultima…

2 years ago

New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target Just Got Weirder!

In preparation for their historic flyby with a KBO, the New Horizons team conducted observations that indicated that the target…

2 years ago

New Horizons Team Already Finding Surprises on Next Flyby Target

While the New Horizons spacecraft was heading to Pluto, scientists from the mission used Hubble and other telescopes to try…

3 years ago

An Astronomical Detective Tale and the Moon of 2007 OR10

It isn't every day we get a new moon added to the list of solar system satellites. The combined observational…

3 years ago

A New Dwarf Planet Joins The Solar System Family

Relying on data collected by the Dark Energy Survey, astronomers have found evidence of a new dwarf planet that is…

3 years ago

Hubble Images Three Debris Disks Around G-type Stars

A new study probes the circum-stellar disks structures (CDSs) around 3 Sun-like stars to try to better understand the structure…

3 years ago

New Horizons Spies Pluto’s Neighbor Quaoar

Now more than a year after its historic flyby of Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft continues to speed through the…

3 years ago

New Horizons Sends Back First Science On Distant Kuiper Belt Object

With Pluto in its rear-view mirror, New Horizons is heading towards its next target, and sending back valuable science on…

4 years ago

Mysterious Pull On Cassini Probe May Help Find Planet Nine

Small perturbations in the orbit of the Cassini probe provide further evidence for the existence of Planet Nine.

4 years ago