trans-Neptunian objects

A 6-Year Search of the Outer Solar System Turns up 461 new Objects (but no Planet 9)

After six years of observing the cosmos, the Dark Energy Survey has announced that it is also responsible for discovering…

1 month ago

Evidence Continues To Mount For Ninth Planet

A new study produced by researchers at Caltech links the existence of Planet 9 to the axial tilt of our…

5 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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 years ago

New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Humans have been sending spacecraft to other planets, as well as asteroid and comets, for decades. But rarely have any…

6 years ago

Astronomers are Predicting at Least Two More Large Planets in the Solar System

Could there be another Pluto-like object out in the far reaches of the Solar System? How about two or more?…

7 years ago

Mysterious and Well-Preserved Oort Cloud Object Heading Into Our Solar System

What if we could journey to the outer edge of the Solar System – beyond the familiar rocky planets and…

8 years ago

Astronomers Find 14 New Trans-Neptunian Objects Hiding in Hubble Data

[/caption] Out beyond the orbit of Neptune lurk millions of icy bodies called Trans-Neptunian Objects. We haven’t found and seen…

11 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Coloring In The Oort Cloud

[/caption] It's possible that if we do eventually observe the hypothetical objects that make up the hypothetical Oort cloud, they…

11 years ago