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Planet 10 Could Lurk At Edge Of Solar System, Says Scientists

An artist's rendering of the Mars-sized planet that may lurk at the edge of the solar system. Image credit Inhabitant.com

Scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) say that the behavior of objects in a region of the Kuiper Belt may indicate the presence of an undetected planet-sized object whose mass may be between Earth and Mars. This announcement comes nearly a year and a half after a separate group of scientists working at the California …

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What happened to Juno?

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By Dean Little | Ares Astro Last month we posted an update about the Juno mission. As you would all know by now, the Juno spacecraft is currently in a highly elliptical orbit around Jupiter. This means that once every 53.4 days, it passes by the gas giant at roughly 2,600 miles above its uppermost gases. This is Juno’s current perijove; the closest …

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The hunt for Planet Nine is back on

Image Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Bryce Getchell | @PorkFryedBryce Lately there has been quite a buzz about Planet Nine. More and more articles have been popping up since the annual Division of Planetary Science meeting that was held last week. While the search for Planet Nine had never really stopped, it had definitely died down. However, this meeting seems to have ignited that spark and …

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