kuiper belt

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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Pluto is What You Get When a Billion Comets Smash Together

A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion…

4 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…

4 years ago

New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture From This Far From Earth

This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record…

4 years ago

Triton’s Arrival was Chaos for the Rest of Neptune’s Moons

According to a new study, Neptune's system of moons may have been drastically altered thanks to the arrival of its…

4 years ago

Debris Disks Around Stars Could Point the Way to Giant Exoplanets

A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which…

4 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…

4 years ago

New Study Indicates that Planet 9 Likely Formed in the Solar System

A new study by a team of astronomers from the UK and Switzerland explores how Planet 9 could have ended…

4 years ago

Evidence Mounts for the Existence of Planet Nine

The latest study that looks into the possible existence of Planet 9 offers a new technique, one which is free…

4 years ago