centaurs

Citizen Scientists Find Fifteen “Active Asteroids”

Nature often defies our simple explanations. Take comets and asteroids, for example. Comets are icy and have tails; asteroids are…

3 months ago

JWST Detects Carbon Dioxide in a Centaur for the First Time

A study published today in The Planetary Science Journal examines how NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has conducted a…

7 months ago

Two Bizarre red Asteroids Somehow Migrated From the Kuiper Belt all the way to the Main Asteroid Belt

If asked to pick what color asteroids in the asteroid belt would be, red is likely not one that would…

3 years ago

Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection

Jupiter is notorious for capturing objects that venture too close to the gas giant and its enormous pull of gravity.…

3 years ago

There Might Be an Entire Orbit, Filled with Asteroids that Came from Outside the Solar System

Some asteroids orbit the Sun in highly inclined orbits, and they might be aliens to our solar system.

4 years ago

Centaurs Keep Their Rings From Greedy Gas Giants

Minor planets like Chariklo are good at keeping their ring systems away from larger planets, and we are beginning to…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Feb. 6, 2015: Astronaut Ron Garan’s “Orbital Perspective”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Special Guest: Astronaut Ron Garan (orbitalpersepctive.com / @Astro_Ron) Ron…

9 years ago