Kuiper Belt

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

New Horizons Sees its Next Target for the First Time: Ultima Thule. Flyby Happens January 1, 2019

Earlier this month, the New Horizons team managed to capture the first images of Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt Object…

2 years ago

It Might Not be Planet 9 Causing Disruptions in the Kuiper Belt, Just the Collective Gravity of Everything Out There

According to a new study by a team from CU Boulder, Planet 9 may not be necessary to explain the…

2 years ago

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…

3 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 years ago