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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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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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New Zoomed Photo of Pluto Reveals Ice Mountains Up to 11,000 Feet High

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You knew it was going to be stellar. One NASA scientist has already made reference to the “incoming waterfall of data” which would be following yesterday’s historic #Plutoflyby by New Horizons. The photo below, courtesy of The New York Times, … Continue reading

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