Latest Scott Sheppard Stories
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.
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..
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.
Scientists have discovered the first Trojan asteroid.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.