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June 26, 2019

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Crater Counts on Pluto, Charon Show Small Kuiper Belt Objects Surprisingly Rare

Using New Horizons data from the Pluto-Charon flyby in 2015, scientists have indirectly discovered a distinct and surprising lack of very small ... read more

Missing-Link in Planet Evolution Found

For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 ... read more

Mystery Orbits in Outermost Reaches of Solar System Not Caused by 'Planet Nine'

The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth ... read more

Pluto Should Be Reclassified as a Planet, Experts Say

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new ... read more
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Massive Comet-Like Object Pollutes Atmosphere of a White Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have witnessed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a compact ... read more

More Evidence for Ninth Planet Roming Solar System's Outer Fringes

As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far, far beyond Neptune's orbit continues, new research provides additional support for the possible existence of such a world and narrows the ... read more

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

Planet Nine the undiscovered planet at the edge of the solar system appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, according to a new ... read more

Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target Is Reddish

Stern said that Pluto's complex, layered atmosphere is hazy and appears to be mostly free of clouds, but the team has spied a handful of potential clouds in images taken with New Horizons' ... read more

X-Ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. These observations offer new insight into the space environment surrounding the largest and ... read more

Moon Discovered Over Dwarf Planet Makemake in the Kuiper Belt

Scientists have discovered an elusive, dark moon orbiting Makemake, one of the 'big four' dwarf planets populating the Kuiper Belt region at the edge of our solar ... read more