Oort cloud

The Sun Might Have Once Had a Binary Companion Star

A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has bolstered the case for our Sun having a long-lost…

3 months ago

Oort Clouds Around Other Stars Should be Visible in the Cosmic Microwave Background

A new study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania suggests using maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)…

2 years ago

Now We Know When Stars Will Be Passing Through the Oort Cloud

Based on data provided by the Gaia mission, a new study has indicated when close encounters will take place between…

3 years ago

Colonizing the Outer Solar System

This episode continues our team up with Fraser Cain to look at Colonizing the Solar System, we move from the…

4 years ago

Does Our Galaxy Have a Habitable Zone?

It’s not just our Solar System that has a habitable zone, it turns out our entire galaxy has regions which…

4 years ago

Planet 9 Search Turning Up Wealth Of New Objects

In 2014, Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern Arizona University proposed an interesting…

4 years ago

It’s Finally Here! Comet Catalina Greets Dawn Skywatchers

If you love watching comets and live north of the equator, you've been holding your breath a l-o-n-g time for…

5 years ago

Is Jupiter Our Friend Or Enemy?

Like me, you’re probably a little ego-geocentric about the importance of Earth. It’s where you were born, it’s where you…

5 years ago

Solar System Guide

The Universe is a very big place, and we occupy a very small corner of it. Known as the Solar…

5 years ago

What is the Oort Cloud?

At the edge of the Solar System, there exists a large cloud of icy material and rock, which is where…

5 years ago