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Pink Dwarf Planet Biden Spotted Beyond Pluto

Pink Dwarf Planet Found Beyond Pluto
A new, “pink”, dwarf planet has been discovered beyond the known edge of the solar system in an area that should be...
Read more Mar 27 2014, 2:22pm CDT
 

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Is it a bird? A plane? No, a dwarf

Source: NEWS.com.au

Former Soviet Space Capsule To Be Auctioned
IT’S known as the white dwarf and it’s doing some pretty cool things in space. See why astronomers are excited by this ...
Full article at: NEWS.com.au 40 minutes ago
 

Astronomers Find A Planet That Wobbles Like A Top

Astronomers Find A Planet That Wobbles Like A Top
Newly discovered planet Kepler-413b is about 2,300 light years from Earth. It circles its two suns – an orange and red...
Read more Feb 6 2014, 5:42pm CST
 

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Kepler astronomers discover new rocky planet that may have liquid water

Source: EurekaAlert

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An international team of researchers including San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane have announced the discovery of a rocky planet that could potentially have liquid water on its surface. The new planet, discovered using NASA's Kepler telescope, is the fifth and outermost planet found orbiting in the habitable zo ...
Full article at: EurekaAlert 3 days ago, 11:00pm CDT
 

Research pair offer three possible models of Pluto ahead of New Horizons visit

Source: PhysOrg.com

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(Phys.org) —Two space researchers, Amy Barr, with Brown University and Geoffrey Collins with Wheaton College, have published a paper in the journal Icarus in which they describe three possible interior models of the former planet Pluto. They suggest the possibilities include: an undifferentiated rock/ice mixture, a differentiated rock/ice mixture, and an ocean covered with ice. The third possibility suggests the l ...
Full article at: PhysOrg.com 4 days ago, 11:00am CDT
 

Pluto's Decision Hardest on Textbook Makers & Discoverer's Widow

Pluto's Decision Hardest on Textbook Makers & Discoverer's Widow
Though it's not going to affect anyone's everyday life (unless maybe you're an astronomer), the decision that just came...
Read more Aug 25 2006, 4:00am CDT
 

Play this: 'Super Planet Crash' tests your god mode

Source: The Verge

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Sometimes, it's easy to forget what a serendipitous marvel our universe really is. At least, until you've tried building your own. Super Planet Crash is a browser-based simulation that requires players to forge a planetary system capable of surviving at least 500 years. The interface is simple: left-click to place up to 11 astronomical objects of varying sizes anywhere within the defi ...
Full article at: The Verge 4 days ago, 8:03am CDT
 

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Pluto May Have Deep Seas and Ancient Tectonic Faults

Source: Slashdot

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astroengine (1577233) writes "In July 2015 we get our first close look at the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon, Charon — a fact that has scientists hypothesizing more than ever about what we might see there. One of the latest ideas put forward is that perhaps the collision that likely formed Pluto and Charon heated the interior of Pluto enough to give it an internal liquid water ocean, which also gave the small world a short-lived plate tectonics system, like th ...
Full article at: Slashdot 6 days ago, 7:50pm CDT
 

Last Month's "Planet X" Announcement Was Probably Wrong

Source: Slashdot

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KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Last month, astronomers announced the discovery of the most distant body in the Solar System, a dwarf planet called 2012VP113. They also said this body's orbit was strangely aligned with several other dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt and that this could be the result of these bodies being herded by a much larger Planet X even further from the Sun. They calculated that this hidden planet ...
Full article at: Slashdot Apr 9 2014, 7:47am CDT
 

Official: Pluto is a Dwarf Planet

As reported 2,500 scientists from around the world are currently in Prague, Czech Republic to discuss and define for...
Read more Aug 24 2006, 12:41pm CDT
 


 

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