Dwarf planet

February 5, 2019

What will we name the solar system’s next planet?

Even in space, bureaucracy exists. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
January 18, 2017

NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the […]
August 1, 2016

The Significance of Pluto

I first learned about the Solar System‘s planets when I was six years old. My music teacher conditioned our class to learn their names in the […]
July 27, 2016

New Crater On Mars

A new crater was discovered on the surface of Mars by the European Space Agency Mars Express probe: images taken by its HRSC instrument (High Resolution […]
July 13, 2016

New dwarf planet with 'eccentric' orbit unexpectedly discovered by astronomers

Large, looping orbit takes dwarf planet 700 years to travel around the sun A team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet, and they weren’t even […]
February 15, 2016

Pluto: what are Nasa’s five big discoveries so far?

1. A dwarf planet with remarkable secrets Pluto is too far away from Earth to be seen with the naked eye. If you stood on Pluto’s […]
November 16, 2015

NASA scientists shocked by what they found on Pluto’s surface

As more New Horizons photos arrive on Earth, NASA scientists are perpetually stunned by the amazing new information they reveal. NASA recently released a stunning “psychedelic” […]
November 1, 2015

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time we looked at the amazing satellites surrounding Pluto. This time around we’ll take a look at the moons of the rest of […]