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active asteroid 62412
2014-11-14 02:50:47

A two-person team of Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory has discovered a new active asteroid, called 62412, in the Solar System's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

orbit diagram for the outer solar system
2014-03-27 03:59:31

Scientists have redefined the edge of the Solar System with the discovery of a new distant dwarf planet, one of thousands of distant objects believed to have formed in the inner Oort cloud..

Spinning Object Discovered In The Kuiper Belt
2011-10-03 09:07:55

The bizarre, hourglass-shaped Kuiper belt object 2001QG298 spins round like a propeller as it orbits the Sun, according to an astronomer from Queens University Belfast.

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2010-08-12 20:12:02

Scientists have discovered the first Trojan asteroid.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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