Haumea

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…

4 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…

5 years ago

How Do We Terraform Ceres?

It is possible that we could someday transform Ceres, the largest object in the Asteroid Belt, to make it friendly…

5 years ago

10 Interesting Facts About Neptune

Here are ten of the more interesting facts about the gas/ice giant known as Neptune. Some you may know, others…

5 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…

6 years ago

The Dwarf Planet (and Plutoid) Makemake

In 2003, astronomer Mike Brown and his team from Caltech began a discovery process which would change the way we…

6 years ago

What Is A Dwarf Planet?

The term dwarf planet has been tossed around a lot in recent years. As part of a three-way categorization of…

6 years ago

Eris’ Moon Dysnomia

Ask a person what Dysnomia refers to, and they might venture that it's a medical condition. In truth, they would…

6 years ago

Newest Planet: Is it Pluto, Eris or Extrasolar?

With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet…

6 years ago

What Is The Kuiper Belt?

Dr. Mike Brown is a professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech. He's best known as the man who killed Pluto,…

6 years ago