Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune WASHINGTON :  Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects.  The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune of which Pluto is a member.  They have the third and fourth most-distant perihelia which is when an object has its closest approach distance to the Sun of any known…

Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune WASHINGTON : Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects. The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune of which Pluto is a member. They have the third and fourth most-distant perihelia which is when an object has its closest approach distance to the Sun of any known…

Concentric circular orbits with reference points, extrapolated perspective, and triangulation.

Concentric circular orbits with reference points, extrapolated perspective, and triangulation.

Astronomy fact 33 of 42 - It takes 165 years for Neptune to orbit the Sun, meaning it has only recently completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. ♥ Pin, share and comment. x

Astronomy fact 33 of 42 - It takes 165 years for Neptune to orbit the Sun, meaning it has only recently completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846. ♥ Pin, share and comment. x

Astronomers Detect Mysterious 'Icy' Object Beyond Neptune's Orbit, But Have NO Idea What It Is! - Life Coach Code

Astronomers Detect Mysterious 'Icy' Object Beyond Neptune's Orbit, But Have NO Idea What It Is! - Life Coach Code

The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

Next stop Pluto! Nasa spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit in record time

Next stop Pluto! Nasa spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit in record time

The Solar System also contains regions populated by smaller objects. The asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, mostly contains objects composed, like the terrestrial planets, of rock and metal. Beyond Neptune's orbit lie the Kuiper belt and scattered disc, linked populations of trans-Neptunian objects composed mostly of ices. Within these populations are several dozen to more than ten thousand objects that may be large enough to have been rounded by their own gravity. #Glogster

The Solar System also contains regions populated by smaller objects. The asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, mostly contains objects composed, like the terrestrial planets, of rock and metal. Beyond Neptune's orbit lie the Kuiper belt and scattered disc, linked populations of trans-Neptunian objects composed mostly of ices. Within these populations are several dozen to more than ten thousand objects that may be large enough to have been rounded by their own gravity. #Glogster

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The Milky Way Galaxy's Annual Meetings are underway, Modern Philosophers, and the big talk this year is about Pluto's attempt to get itself reinstated as a planet. My sources tell me that The Origi...

The Milky Way Galaxy's Annual Meetings are underway, Modern Philosophers, and the big talk this year is about Pluto's attempt to get itself reinstated as a planet. My sources tell me that The Origi...

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