A new paper hypothesizes that there could be a Mars-sized object on the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt. If true, this would be distinct from the hypothesized Planet 9. The post Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System appeared first on ExtremeTech.
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) In our solar system, an asteroid orbits the Sun in the opposite direction to the planets. It takes 12 years to make one complete orbit around the Sun. The asteroid with the retrograde...Show More Summary
I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS, BUT IT’S ALIENS: Something big is warping the outer solar system. In a new paper, scientists present compelling evidence of a yet-to-be- discovered planetary body with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth. The mysterious mass, has given away its presence—for now—only by controlling the orbital planes of […]
What lurks beyond Pluto? Possibly, planets number nine and 10.
As NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft begins its first historic encounter with the sun's corona in late 2018—flying closer to our star than any other mission in history—a revolutionary cooling system will keep its solar arrays at peak performance, even in extremely hostile conditions.
Look past their overt flashiness, and some luxury yachts offer fascinating takes on how to effectively use limited space. With a simple hull design, airy interior and auxiliary solar power system, the Arcadia A85S aims to pack a clean,...Show More Summary
Astronomers have detected signs for another planet in our solar system. They have nicknamed it 'Planet 10'. Here is everything we know about it so far. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
All the planets in the solar system interact gravitationally with the sun, but Jupiter’s great mass makes this interaction visible.
Every planet in our solar system has quirks, but Uranus seems to have more than its fair share. For one thing, it rotates on its side because its axis is 98 degrees from vertical. It basically rolls drunkenly around the sun, and this unusual configuration means that its poles go through 42-year periods of light and darkness. Show More Summary
This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Show More Summary
Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the discovery of only the sixth meteorite found in recent history in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system.
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Solar Town Hall Tuesday, June 27, 7pm Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody Interested in going solar? Want to save money and have the support of experts in installing the right system for you? Working together, we can make Dunwoody a leader in solar energy. Show More Summary
Skywatchers have been theorizing and dreaming about a mysterious unknown planet hanging out at the edge of our Solar System for many years. Sifting through an incredible amount of data, both professional scientists and amateur spaceShow More Summary
Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.
The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we're here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun spews a whole bunch of plasma and energy into space — can seriously mess up human communication infrastructure if they happen to graze Earth. Show More Summary
The L.A. Times reports.When there isn’t demand for all the power the state is producing, CAISO [the California Independent System Operator, which runs the electric grid and shares responsibility for preventing blackouts and brownouts] needs to quickly sell the excess to avoid overloading the electricity grid, which can cause blackouts. Show More Summary
4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetary bodies.
In January last year, astronomers from Caltech suggested that a gigantic so-far-undiscovered planet might be lurking on the fringes of the Solar System. Now researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have found that if it exists, this so-called Planet Nine might not be alone out there. Show More Summary
Don't get your hopes up - scientists aren't making Pluto a planet again just yet. But the number of planets that exist in our solar system could be bumped up by two. Last fall researchers published a study on the mysterious Planet Nine, which could explain the unusual tilt of the sun. Show More Summary