Tag: Kuiper Belt

Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

According to new research at the Southwest Research Institute, the concentration of small objects in the Kuiper Belt is quite low. The discovery was made by the renowned New Horizons spacecraft of NASA. It has the privilege of taking a first close-up look at the Pluto. Similarly, it also explored Ultima Thule which holds great…

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Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

A team of planetary scientists finally discovered an explanation for Hippocamp (a mysterious Neptune moon), which was originally located in 2013. Commonly known as “the moon that shouldn’t be there”, Hippocamp is extraordinarily close to Proteus, a much larger Neptunian moon. Generally, the gravitational pull of a moon as big as Proteus is strong enough…

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Astronomers Added Some Serious Value to a Future Pluto Orbiter Mission

Astronomers Added Some Serious Value to a Future Pluto Orbiter Mission

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have pointed towards a lot of secrets that the future missions to Pluto would like to unveil. The first up-close look at Pluto laid the groundwork for plans of future Pluto orbiter mission due to the intriguing and impelling discoveries made from it. The images and data collected from…

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New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

Recent findings of the New Horizons strengthened the Heliosphere theory which was originally suggested by the Voyager 1. New evidence of the mysterious ‘Wall’ encircling the planets and other objects in our solar system has surfaced. This mysterious bubble is a boundary between the solar system and the interstellar space which identifies where the sun’s…

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The Most Important Events of the year in Space Exploration

The Most Important Events of the year in Space Exploration

From Starliner Mission to touching the Sun and from Commercial Space Flights to Destroying Asteroids, 2018 offers immense variety in terms of space exploration. Space exploration has always been a topic that garners a lot of attention worldwide. The last year was groundbreaking in space research and 2018 seems to be no exception. From private…

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Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

An asteroid is found in the outskirts of our solar system that is believed to be formed billions of years ago. Our solar system was much different in its early days. An international team of scientists investigated the solar system of that time by making use of ESO telescopes and different theoretical models. They concluded…

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