Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

dwarf planet


A science teacher explains: Why Pluto, now a dwarf planet, remains a complex mystery

March 31, 2022 8:07 pm

The word “planet" has been redefined over the years since it was first coined centuries ago by ancient Greeks.

Pluto to be reinstated as a planet? An astrophysicist explains the controversy that refuses to die

January 13, 2022 5:39 pm

What is a planet and why can’t Pluto be one? And does the debate have anything to do with an American discovering Pluto? All your questions answered.

Fact check: Did aliens send radio signals from outside the solar system?

October 14, 2021 3:47 pm

The researchers said that they had discovered radio signals from 19 distant red dwarf stars or M dwarfs.

Fact Check: Five dwarf planets and a new candidate — how is it decided?

November 02, 2019 9:15 am

If it qualifies, Hygiea will be the smallest dwarf planet in the Solar System.

'Dwarf planet' Hygiea might be the smallest in solar system

October 30, 2019 5:09 pm

Scientists have observed asteroid Hygiea and said that it may be the smallest dwarf planet of our solar system sized at 430 kilometres (267 miles) in diametre.

The Goblin: How does it support the idea that a giant is hiding farther away?

October 04, 2018 12:58 am

Its orbit, according to the team who discovered it, supports the existence of Planet X, or Planet 9 — distant and elusive, presumed to be the ninth planet of the Solar System.

NASA spacecraft snaps closest ever images of dwarf planet

February 06, 2015 12:51 pm

The series of images of Ceres were taken on February 4, from a distance of about 145,000 kilometres.

Dying stars may host habitable planets with life

February 26, 2013 1:15 pm

Researchers have found that we could detect oxygen in the atmosphere of a white dwarf's planet.