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There's a New Dwarf Planet Far Beyond Pluto's Orbit

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

It takes 700 years to make a complete orbit, making it one of the most remote known objects in the entire solar system of significant size.

'Most distant' Solar System object spied

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Observations with Japan's Subaru telescope reveal an object to be some 15.5 billion km from the Sun, about three times further away than even far-flung Pluto.

Pluto revealed at last

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a multi-billion-km flight across the Solar System lasting nine and a half years.

Chaotic orbital interactions keep flipping Pluto's moons

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Inhabitants of two of Plutos moons, Nix or Hydra, would not know when each day would begin and from which direction the Sun would rise.