Kuiper belt

January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
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 […]
October 25, 2015

Pluto's moon Kerberos finally shows itself

An image of Kerberos, one of the two tiny moons of Pluto, has finally been returned by the US space agency’s New Horizons probe. It shows […]
September 3, 2015

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Pluto

Hello again. Last time we looked at the amazing satellites surrounding Neptune. This time around we’ll take a look at the moons of some of the […]
August 31, 2015

New Horizons: Pluto probe's next target chosen

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto. It is called 2014 MU69, and was one of […]
July 27, 2015

Beyond Pluto: 5 things left to explore in our solar system

With New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto, spacecraft launched by humans have now visited the nine biggest planets (dwarf or otherwise) orbiting the sun. Publications such as […]
July 19, 2015

Here's what it took to get New Horizons to Pluto

Science is hard and good science is harder — it takes persistence and tons of patience. When we began planning a mission to Pluto over 15 […]
July 14, 2015

NASA probe braces for first close-up photos of Pluto

As a spacecraft passes Pluto for the first time, the first close-up photos of the relatively unknown dwarf planet will be broadcasted to the world. After […]