Blog posts tagged with planets

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May 17 2016
17:12 UTC

Is it Planet 9, is it Planet X, or Both?

As a species we human beings are rather obsessed with the end of our world and how that is going to happen. From zombie apocalypses to giant asteroids hitting the […]

Posted by Astronotes

May 11 2016
20:15 UTC

Thanks, Comet Pluto. Solar System Nomenclature Needs A Major Rethink

Pluto can't seem to catch a break lately. After being reclassified in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union, it seemed that what had been the 9th planet of the Solar System was now relegated to the status of "dwarf planet" with the likes of Ceres, Eris, Haumea, and Makemake. Then came the recent announcements that the title of "Planet 9" may belong to an object ten times the mass of Earth located 700 AU from our Sun. And now, new research has been produced that indicates that Pluto may nee

Posted by Universe Today

May 02 2016
17:30 UTC

Three New Earth-sized Planets Found Just 40 Light-Years Away

... three Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away. The star, originally classified as 2MASS J23062928-0502285 but now known as TRAPPIST-1, is an dim "ultracool" brown┬dwarf only . 05% as bright as our Sun . Located in the constel

Posted by Universe Today

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