Oort cloud

There Could Be Captured Planets in the Oort Cloud

The early Solar System was a turbulent and chaotic place with icy material hurled far from the Sun, becoming the…

12 months ago

The Oort Cloud Could Have More Rock Than Previously Believed

The Oort Cloud is a collection of icy objects in the furthest reaches of the Solar System. It contains the…

2 years ago

Researchers Simulate the Formation of the Oort Cloud

There is a cloud of debris surrounding our solar system. It's known as the Oort cloud, and it is the…

3 years ago

In 1.3 Million Years, a Star Will Come Within 24 Light-Days of the Sun

Using data from the Gaia Observatory, a team of Russian scientists have concluded that a star will make a close…

3 years ago

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…

4 years 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)…

6 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…

7 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 years ago