Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Main Floor > Science Center > Space

Space The Final Frontier

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
A.T. Hagan
Your "Crazy Town" reporter
 
A.T. Hagan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North/Central Florida
Posts: 12,339
Thanks: 2,550
Thanked 6,380 Times in 2,782 Posts
Default Astronomers find tiny new dwarf planet on edge of our solar system orbiting up to 11 billion miles from the sun

The dwarf planet named RR245 is only about 435 miles (700km) across
Newly-found dwarf planet is on an elliptical 700 year orbit around sun
It is twice as far from the sun as Pluto and 120 times the distance of Earth


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...miles-sun.html


The dwarf planet, found using a telescope at the top of Mauna
Kea, Hawaii, has an elliptical 700 year orbit that takes it more
than twice the distance of Pluto from the sun (shown in yellow
line)


Seems to line up (with the info we have thus far) with the odd orbits of the other dwarf planets that are leading us to look for the as-yet not found "Planet Nine."


Animated diagram showing the spacing of the Solar Systems
planet’s, the unusually closely spaced orbits of six of the most
distant KBOs, and the possible “Planet 9”.
Credit: Caltech/nagualdesign
__________________
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A.T. Hagan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 07:03 PM   #2
Dude111
An Awesome Dude
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 663
Thanks: 455
Thanked 137 Times in 82 Posts
I wonder what the temperatures are like on it??
Dude111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
A.T. Hagan
Your "Crazy Town" reporter
 
A.T. Hagan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North/Central Florida
Posts: 12,339
Thanks: 2,550
Thanked 6,380 Times in 2,782 Posts
A rock far, far away: Hunt for mysterious Planet Nine reveals tiny world that is the solar system's most distant object

Astronomers have spotted a 155-mile wide minor planet called 2013 FE72
It orbits more than 3,000 times further from the sun than our own planet
Two other new objects with orbits beyond Neptune have also been found
Scientists say they add to hints of an undetected massive ninth planet


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...nt-object.html


The new extremely distant objects found orbiting in the solar
system (illustrated) are some of the most distant ever discovered.
Researchers say the orbit of some of them point to an
undiscovered planet, sometimes called Planet X, far beyond Pluto
and the Kuiper Belt



The new distant object, called 2013 FE72, is thought to sit on
the very outskirts of the Oort Cloud (illustrated) and is one of
the most distant objects to be detected orbiting our sun
__________________
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A.T. Hagan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
astronomers, billion, dwarf, edge, find, miles, orbiting, planet, solar, sun, system, tiny

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.