Outer solar system

News about outer solar system facts, outer solar system program, solar system planets, solar system planets information. Jovian Gas Giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune search for exoplanets using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and Hubble on The Kuiper Belt.

  • New research is helping scientists understand why Uranus became so 'tilted.'
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  • Los científicos quieren enviar un orbitador con sonda al planeta gigante de hielo Urano, pero ¿existen recursos para apoyar un proyecto tan ambicioso?
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  • Scientists want to send an orbiter and probe to the ice giant planet Uranus, but do the resources exist to support such an ambitious project?
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  • Astronomers have discovered an hourglass-shaped Kuiper Belt Object that spins like a propeller as it orbits the Sun.
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  • Astronomers have discovered an hourglass-shaped Kuiper Belt Object that spins like a propeller as it orbits the Sun.
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  • As NASA's New Horizons mission approaches the dwarf planet Pluto in 2015, what with the probe discover? Will it spot icy geysers or surface deposits of organic material?
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  • Astronomers have discovered that the dwarf planet 'Snow White' is an icy world, with about half its surface covered in water ice that once flowed from slush-spewing volcanoes. The dwarf planet may also be covered in a thin layer of methane.
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  • Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto. Studying icy dwarfs like Pluto can help astrobiologists understand the diversity of worlds that might exist throughout the Universe.
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  • On July 11, 2011, Neptune made its first full orbit of the Sun since its discovery in 1846.
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  • By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, scientists have determined the planet's rotation. It is the first time that such a feat has been achieved for a gas planet in our solar system other than Jupiter.
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