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There are only 8 planets in the solar system, at least that we know of. The planets are pretty big and we have all these powerful telescopes. So, you’d think we’d know if there is another one around. But, some scientists aren’t so sure! According to at least two teams of researchers, there might be a few more planets beyond Pluto, lurking in the dark depths of space, just waiting to be discovered.
A new dramatic pics, the closest pics yet of the dwarf planet Ceres, sent by NASA’ Dawn spacecraft last week, show several features of the small world in unprecedented detail, including tall, conical mountain — a ‘pyramid on Ceres’, as it called by scientists — as well as wide cylindrical depressions and even some large craters.
if you’re anything like us you’re probably a fan of Saturn with its seven groups of gorgeous ring, 62 main moon and hundreds of smaller moonlets and also has one tiny artificial satellite, Cassini, which just finished its last close flyby of one of Saturn’s moons, Dione, on August 17.
Even if Mars became cold and dry place long ago, though its still a mysterious world with many intriguing secrets waiting to be unveiled. Recently, a team of scientists have uncovered evidence of an ancient martian lake that likely represents one of the very last places where liquid water existed 3.6 billion years ago.
New Cassini’ enhanced-color photos reveal a surprising feature on Saturn’s icy moon Tethys: a mysterious, graffiti-like reddish streaks running for miles on moon’ surface, their origin unknown.
Here is a collection of .gifs covering first encounters/flybys of planets. The first & the new era of planetary exploration. Enjoy it.
New high-resolution images captured by NASA’ New Horizons probe reveals the first close-up of the dwarf planet’s equator, a region with large ice mountains reaching up to 11,000ft (3,350 meters) above the surface.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent new high-resolution images of the dwarf planet Pluto, just days before its historic encounter on July 14, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on the icy distant world.
In this image, released recently by ESA — European Space Agency — we can see a pronounced effect of prevailing wind on the red planet, Mars.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting progressively closer to the dwarf planet Ceres, as the latest image shows.