Astronomy, Solar System
14 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
The latest study that looks into the possible existence of Planet 9 offers a new technique, one which is free of the “observational bias” which the others were criticized for.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Pluto
29 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
Given its extreme distance from the Sun, Pluto has a very long orbital period. As such, a single year on Pluto lasts as long as 248 Earth years, or 90,560 Earth days!
Asteroids, Astronomy, News, Solar System
24 Jun , 2016 by Matt Williams
Minor planets like Chariklo are good at keeping their ring systems away from larger planets, and we are beginning to understand why
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Mercury
30 Dec , 2015 by Matt Williams
The planet Mercury has no moons, but why is that the case? The reason is due to a combination of its small size, orbit, and weak gravity.
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