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Just discovered! “Farout”, the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System

Astronomers have discovered a distant body that's more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional…

1 year ago

Dwarf Planet Haumea Has a Ring

A unique opportunity to study the dwarf planet Haumea has led to an intriguing discovery: Haumea is surrounded by a…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – May 19, 2017: Eric Fisher of Labfundr

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Eric Fisher is the head of Labfundr, a Canadian crowdsourcing platform for science research…

3 years ago

Confirmed: Ceres Has a Transient Atmosphere

Sometimes they see it, sometimes they don’t. That’s why scientists have never been completely sure if Ceres has an atmosphere…

3 years ago

Haumean Moons Deepen The Dwarf Planet Mystery

Pluto and Haumea have long been thought of as cousins. But a new study highlights Haumea's lack of small, icy…

4 years ago

2007 OR10 Needs A Name. We Suggest Dwarfplanet McDwarfplanetyface

Astronomers using the Kepler spacecraft and data from the Herschel Space Observatory have given us a revealing glimpse of dwarf…

4 years ago

Dark Moon Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Planetary scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a dark mini-moon orbiting the distant dwarf planet Makemake. The moon,…

4 years ago

Dawn Just Wants To Make All The Other Probes Look Bad

The team in charge of NASA's Dawn mission have asked to extend the spacecraft's journey to a third destination.

4 years ago

The (Possible) Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10

Within the Kuiper Belt lies the possible dwarf planet 2007 OR10, one of many objects that has forced astronomers to…

4 years ago

The Dwarf Planet Quaoar

Quaoar, a dwarf planet that orbits within the Kuiper Belt, was discovered in 2002 by astronomers from Caltech. Like the…

4 years ago