Monthly Archives: September 2015
More than 2000 planets have been found beyond our solar system and many of them are remarkable strange and unique, planets that are more like science fiction worlds, confounding our best scientists through their existence. So, here’s our top list of the most bizarre newfound exoplanets we’d detected over the recent years.
It’s proven to be one of the most divisive issues in modern science. In one stroke, thousands of textbooks were after date. As astronomer, I’m always being asked about Pluto, why was it reclassified? And, if it’s not a planet anymore, than what can it be? — So, why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?
In its search for ancient, wet environments on the slopes of Mount Sharp, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has encountered a strange feature which looks like a ‘floating spoon’ on the surface of the red planet. The new image cause many people to speculate what the object might be.
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.
After a spectacular Pluto flyby on July 14, the unmanned spacecraft has a new target to aim, as New Horizons’ team picked the next destination for it — a planetoid dubbed 2014 MU69, a much smaller ice ball in the distant Kuiper Belt, NASA announced on Friday.