Get ready to come up with a new mnemonic for the planets. The orbits of distant objects suggest that there may be something lurking in the outer Solar System as big as Neptune!
The third Extreme Solar System conference was held between Nov 29 to Dec 4th, in Kona, Hawaii, on the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet detection around a main sequence star. This astrobite gives a brief overview of the conference.
ALMA may have serendipitously discovered two new members of our Solar System. Read on to discover how, and what these previously unidentified objects may be.
More than a year ago, scientists managed to land on a comet for the very first time in human history. Read on to get a compact overview of some of the most important results of the mission obtained so far.
A bright spot on Uranus triggered an international push to figure out what exactly was going on. Here is a first look at the bizarre weather patters in the atmosphere of our distance neighbor.
A model that needs fewest parameters to explain a scenario is favourable. The fact that mm-size dust grains (chondrules) are present in the entire solar system brings rise to the question, whether all bigger solid objects are a collection of chondrules.