solar system

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

DTM's Scott Sheppard introduces 2015 TG387, a dwarf planet also with an orbit strengthens the case for the existence of a still undiscovered Planet X.

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New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and his colleagues discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X.

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Five Questions About Jupiter's New Moons with Scott Sheppard

Five Questions About Jupiter's New Moons with Scott Sheppard

Via YouTube: Scott Sheppard, lead scientist in the recent discovery of 12 moons of Jupiter, discusses the discovery and its implications for the history of this gas giant.

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A Dozen New Moons of Jupiter Discovered, Including One "Oddball"

A Dozen New Moons of Jupiter Discovered, Including One

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found—11 "normal" outer moons, and one that they're calling an "oddball." This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79—the most of any planet in our Solar System.

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