Latest Dwarf planet Stories
Water vapor has been discovered around the dwarf planet Ceres thanks to new data from the Herschel Space Observatory.
Launched in 2006 and traveling at one million miles per day, the New Horizon's destination is one of the most distant bodies in our solar system, the ex-planet Pluto.
Located about 440 light-years from Earth is a strange object that has properties of both a star and a planet.
Analysis of the two brown dwarfs located closest to the sun suggests that there could actually be a third, previously undetected planetary-mass object, according to research published as a letter to the editor in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
NASA officials have just announced the schedule for the spacecraft Dawn’s approach and activities at the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
A new paper published in the journal Nature rewrites the history of the giant asteroid Vesta, which was recently visited by NASA’s Dawn mission. It was during this mission that the spacecraft used its visible and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument to map out the surface of the asteroid, leading to some new theories and ideas of the space rock.
A recently discovered exoplanet was found wandering the depths of space without the warming comfort of a nearby sun.
According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that Neptune has been hiding another moon, bringing the total count of moons orbiting the planet to 14.
Previously known simply as P4 and P5, the two smallest moons of the dwarf planet Pluto have officially been given new names: Kerberos and Styx.
Uranus' moon Titania -- Titania is the largest moon of Uranus. Titania was discovered on January 11, 1787 by William Herschel. All of the moons of Uranus are named for characters from Shakespeare or Alexander Pope. Names for the first four discovered moons of Uranus, Oberon, Titania, Ariel and Umbriel, were given by John Herschel, the son of William. Titania was named after Titania, the Queen of the Faeries in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania is composed of roughly 50% water...
Brown Dwarf -- Brown dwarfs are a special type of low-mass star (approximately 13-70 Jupiter masses) that do not have nuclear fusion occurring in their cores during their time on the main sequence. Early in their development most brown dwarf stars do have lithium fusion in their cores, and a lack of lithium is a test for low-mass objects that are suspected of being brown dwarfs. Many brown dwarfs continue to glow in the red and infrared after their lithium is exhausted. This glow is...
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.