Category Archives: Solar system

The future of solar system modeling and the potential to identify new bodies – USC Viterbi

PHOTO / UNSPLASH, NASA. Ryan Park, Assistant Associate Professor of Astronautics Practice at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the X2 – Cross-Division AF Commission Solar System Ephemerides. Below is a question-and-answer session on its importance and the future of advances in understanding the positioning and trajectories of various objects […]

Misfit Meteorite sheds light on the history of the solar system – Sky & Telescope

Artist’s impression of the asteroid beltNASA / JPL-Caltech A fireball beautified the night sky over India on January 23, 1870. Accompanied by a thunderous detonation, the flaming mass crashed into the village of Nedagolla with enough force to leave passers-by stunned. The impact left just over 4 kilograms of cosmic rock – the Nedagolla meteorite. […]

The 10 most amazing volcanoes in the solar system – the clare people

Here on Earth there are many examples of mighty volcanoes of all shapes and sizes, but this geological formation is not exclusive to this “pale blue point”. Other worlds in the solar system also have volcanoes – and in this article you will get to know some of the most incredible volcanoes on Earth and […]

Why do the planets of the solar system orbit on the same plane?

If you’ve ever looked at a model of the solar system, you’ve probably noticed that the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids lie roughly on the same plane. But why is this? To answer this question, we have to travel to the very beginning of the solar system, around 4.5 billion years ago. At the time, […]

Billionaire space race launches new venture capital solar system

TOPSHOT – The SpaceX Falcon Heavy sits on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on … [+] February 5, 2018, ahead of its demonstration mission. – SpaceX is preparing to launch the first test on February 6 of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the most powerful rocket in the world in […]

What does the limit of the solar system look like? – The clear people

When we talk about the solar system, we are usually talking about the Sun, the planets, and a handful of asteroids that are very close to the orbits of Jupiter, Mars or just after Neptune. However, in addition to dwarf planets like Pluto, Eris, and Makemake, there appears to be a dark and icy wilderness […]

Six-year search of the outer solar system reveals 461 new objects (but no planet 9)

The Dark Energy Surveillance Camera (DECam) in the SiDet cleanroom. The Dark Energy Camera was designed specifically for dark energy investigation. Credit: DES In the near future, astronomers will benefit from the presence of next-generation telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST). At the same time, […]

How was the solar system formed? – The clear people

Billions of years ago, gravity caused a large cloud of gas and dust to collapse within its own structure. The result of this collapse is the solar system we know today, made up of our star, eight planets, many moons, and a multitude of objects that roam the neighborhood we call our home in the […]

6-year search of the outer solar system reveals 461 new objects (but no planet 9)

In the near future, astronomers will benefit from the presence of new generation telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST). At the same time, improved data mining and machine learning techniques will also allow astronomers to get the most out of existing instruments. In the process, […]