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Eris Could be Slushier Than Pluto

In 2005, astronomer Mike Brown and his colleagues Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz announced the discovery of a previously unknown…

3 months 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…

8 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,…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 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,…

9 years ago