kuiper belt objects

How Many Planets Could Be in the Kuiper Belt?

A recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters investigates the potential existence of Mars-sized free-floating planets (FFPs)—also known as…

4 months ago

If Planet 9 has Moons, Would That Help Us Find It?

Planet 9 continues to remain elusive. This potential super-Earth-sized object in the outer Solar System is only hypothetical, as something…

1 year ago

Not Saying it was Aliens, but ‘Oumuamua Probably Wasn’t a Nitrogen Iceberg…

In a recent paper, Amir Siraj and Prof. Loeb show that the "nitrogen iceberg" theory cannot explain the mysterious nature…

2 years ago

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope is Getting an Upgraded new Infrared Filter

The Nancy Grace Roman Telescope just received a new infrared filter that will allow it to explore even more of…

3 years ago

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…

5 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…

6 years ago

What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in the Solar System?

In a new study led by the Lowell Observatory, a team of researchers indicate how the next-generation Large Synoptic Survey…

6 years ago

New Clues Emerge for the Existence of Planet 9

In their latest study concerning Planet 9 , astronomers Brown and Batygin offer the first single and coherent description that…

7 years ago

What Caused the Kuiper Belt to Get Warped?

A new study by a team of astronomers from the LPL indicates that the orbital inclinations of distant Kuiper Belt…

7 years ago

Here’s the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We’ll Get from New Horizons

Members of the New Horizons team recently conducted a live panel discussion where they talked about the spacecraft's greatest accomplishments,…

7 years ago