Solar System

Photo Spotlight on our local neighborhood Solar System HeadlinesAstronomers confirm orbit of most distant object (Farfarout!) ever observed in our solar systemThe solar system follows the galactic standard—but it is a rare breedThe Great Inequality and the Dynamical Disintegration of the Outer Solar SystemThe weird space that lies outside our Solar System – BBC Features …

Kuiper Belt

Image: European Southern Observatory, Artist Impression Wikipedia: The Kuiper belt is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but is far larger—20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as …

Ultima Thule

Buzzwords Ultima Thule = a distant unknown region; the extreme limit of travel and discovery. Renamed Arokoth Wikipedia: (486958) 2014 MU69, previously designated PT1 and 1110113Y, and nicknamed Ultima Thule (Pronounced: Tool-ee) by the New Horizons team, is a trans-Neptunian object from the Kuiper belt located in the outermost regions of the Solar System. It …