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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have redefined the edge of the Solar System with the discovery of a new distant dwarf planet. The scientists reported in the journal Nature this week that they found 2012 VP113 sitting beyond the known edge of the Solar System. The new dwarf planet is one of thousands of distant objects believed to have formed in the inner Oort cloud. Not only does this new discovery bring into question the currently defined edge of the...

2013-03-01 12:23:16

MOBILE LEADER CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH ATLANTA, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MoZeus Worldwide, a global leader in marketing technologies and mobile content management, is pleased to announce that it's eclipsed the 50 MILLION milestone for consumer data points collected on Android and Apple mobile devices. MoZeus Inc., founded in 2010 by Scott Sheppard and Charles Jones, created the critically acclaimed SMART Activator, the most used brand marketing app in the world. The 3-year...

2013-02-28 20:22:42

ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MoZeus Worldwide, a worldwide leader in marketing technologies and mobile content management, is pleased to announce that its 6-month research initiative focusing on Asian expansion has ended and results of the study are expected in the coming days. MoZeus, creators of the critically acclaimed SMART Activator, has already worked on four different continents, including Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. Thanks in large part to the...

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

[ Watch the Video ] 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.   The discovery that the spinning object is tilted at nearly 90 degrees to the ecliptic plane is surprising, and suggests that this type of object could be very common in the Kuiper belt. The finding will be presented by Dr Pedro Lacerda at the Joint Meeting of the European Planetary Science...

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2010-08-12 20:12:02

There are places in space where the gravitational tug between a planet and the Sun balance out, allowing other smaller bodies to remain stable. These places are called Lagrangian points. So-called Trojan asteroids have been found in some of these stable spots near Jupiter and Neptune. Trojans share their planet's orbit and help astronomers understand how the planets formed and how the solar system evolved. Now Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism...