Category Archives: Astronomy New Discoveries

2016 Discoveries: Could Long Rumored “Planet X” Actually Be “Planet Nine”?

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“The key observation is that there are these Kuiper Belt objects, the most distant objects beyond the orbit of Neptune, the ones that swing out the farthest from the sun so they’re the ones that are the least affected by … Continue reading

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Our Entire Solar System Is Rapidly Changing. Are Scientists Paying Enough Attention?

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Our solar system is dynamic and alive, not static. Every object under observation and every planet in it is in a state of accelerated change and flux. Especially noteworthy are changes that earth based astronomers can detect during the last … Continue reading

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Did you Know That Pluto Has A Tail?

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The Surface of Jupiter Mapped in High Resolution: Video

Wow. The array of colors and texture which makes up high resolution map video Jupiter surface storms has never been seen with such vivid clarity. Cited:  “These new maps and spinning globes of Jupiter were made from observations performed with … Continue reading

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Oh, Pluto! Oh, Charon! More Stunning Detailed Images Astound Earth Scientists & the Public

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I’ve been collecting images from this summer’s historic Pluto fly-by, and here are some of the most recent. I feel like I ought to apologize for not posting more often, but I sustained a very serious injury this summer and … Continue reading

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