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Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of ‘detached objects’

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system—and not a mysterious ninth planet—may explain the the…
What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in the Solar System?

June 1, 2018

In the past few decades, thanks to improvements in ground-based and space-based observatories, astronomers have discovered thousands of…
ALMA Investigates ‘DeeDee,’ a Distant, Dim Member of Our Solar System

April 13, 2017

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member…
The (Possible) Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10

September 3, 2015

Over the course of the past decade, more and more objects have been discovered within the Trans-Neptunian region.…
The Dwarf Planet Quaoar

August 28, 2015

The vast Kuiper Belt, which orbits at the outer edge of our Solar System, has been the site…
The Dwarf Planet (and Plutoid) Makemake

August 20, 2015

In 2003, astronomer Mike Brown and his team from Caltech began a discovery process which would change the…
The Dwarf Planet Haumea

August 14, 2015

The Trans-Neptunian region has become a veritable treasure trove of discoveries in recent years. Since 2003, the dwarf…
Trans-Neptunian objects suggest that there are more planets in the solar system

January 19, 2015

There could be at least two unknown planets hidden well beyond Pluto, whose gravitational influence determines the orbits…
The Dark Energy Survey Begins to Reveal Previously Unknown Trans-Neptunian Objects

January 8, 2015

Sometimes when you stare at something long enough, you begin to see things. This is not the case…
Herschel’s population of trans-Neptunian objects

June 10, 2014

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has observed 132 of the known 1400 cold worlds that inhabit a region of…
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