According to a new study by a team from CU Boulder, Planet 9 may not be necessary to explain the odd behavior of objects in the Kuiper Belt
A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion comets
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The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate – MU69 – just received the nickname “Ultima Thule”
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This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record for the most distant images ever taken!
According to a new study, Neptune’s system of moons may have been drastically altered thanks to the arrival of its largest moon, Triton.
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A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which could aid in the hunt for exoplanets.
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A new study by a team of astronomers from the UK and Switzerland explores how Planet 9 could have ended up on the outskirts of our Solar System
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