How does gravity tell us about the winds in a planet’s atmosphere? Read on to find out!
A low-cost survey found the first kilometer-sized Kuiper Belt Object using stellar occultations and clever analysis.
Interplanetary collisions can explain a number of phenomena in our own solar system — here’s evidence of such a crash shaping the formation of two distant planets. Translate from an Astrobitos bite by Elena Gonzales Egea.
To understand planet formation, we need to observe newborn planets that are in their earlier stages of development. This is exactly what was discovered around PDS 70 – the first young, forming planet around a protostar of this age. Read more to learn about what we saw, and how we got that data!
Survival rates of Kuiper Belt Objects with binary companions are used to determine the history of the Solar System.
What can the colors of Kuiper Belt Objects tell us about how the Solar System formed and evolved?