Dwarf planet ‘The Goblin’ discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

A tiny dwarf planet being called the Goblin which has an extremely elongated orbit has be found and is giving astronomers further insight into the mysterious 'Planet X' which is believed to exist far beyond the orbit of Pluto. The Goblin is only about 300km across and so far out it's too faint to see... Continue Reading →

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Solar System Exploration: Spacecraft – The Future

There is a huge amount of observation and scientific research that can be carried out from Earth. Either ground or orbital telescopes and equipment are now able to give us an unprecedented view of just just the solar system but the universe as a whole. But in order to find out more like what's behind... Continue Reading →

Solar System Exploration: Planet X

Since the discovery of Neptune there has always been the nagging question of "are there any other planets out there?" This question is by no means baseless, mathematical models similar to the ones used to predict the existence of Neptune have suggested that there's something pretty big out there that's having an effect on the... Continue Reading →

Solar System Exploration – Pluto

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Analysis of the outer planets suggested a planet out beyond Neptune and having taken photographs of the night sky and comparing them the movement of Pluto across the sky gave it's position away. The mass of Pluto did not account for the gravitational anomalies, but Pluto was... Continue Reading →

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