Posts Tagged ‘Dwarf Planet’

NASA releases amazing new images of dwarf planet Ceres

Newly released images captured last month by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide the best look yet of the central bright region of Occator Crater and reveal new evidence of the recent geologic activity believed to be responsible for some of the dwarf planet’s unique surface features. According to Gizmodo and Scientific American, the images were taken […]

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Pluto’s heart-shaped region hides an icy sea underneath

The prominent heart-shaped region of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia may be hiding a slushy liquid water ocean beneath its icy crust, according to two new studies published this week in the journal Nature and based data on collected last summer by NASA’s New Horizons probe. According to Reuters, the authors of the studies report […]

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NASA announces the next target for New Horizons

Having just departed the reddish-looking dwarf planet Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is en route to another object that is similarly colored, officials at the US space agency announced earlier this week at an American Astronomical Society conference in Pasadena, California. In fact, 2014 MU69 – one of 11 Kuiper Belt objects that the probe […]

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Researchers discover new dwarf planet in our solar system

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system – a world that is 330 miles across, located approximately 8.5 billion miles from the sun, and takes 1,100 years to complete a single orbit, various media outlets are reporting. The new world is currently known as 2014 UZ224, […]

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