Kuiper Belt

Nasa Farewell View Of Ultima Thule Shows A 'giant Pancake' - Cnet

New Horizons' last look at the Kuiper Belt object deflates its earlier snowman appearance.
Related topics: NASA, Space

Read More →

Scientists Found The 'missing Link' In The Theory On How Planets Are Formed

Astronomers have spent years trying to prove a theory on how planets are formed from small asteroid-like objects called Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt Objects.
Related topics: Space, Asteroids

Read More →

Discovery Of 1.3km Radius Body In The Edgeworth-kuiper Belt Is A First For Astronomers

Astronomers are excited and have announced that a small and underfunded project has made a world’s first discovery. For the first time, astronomers have been able to detect a 13km radius body at the edge of the solar system. Kilometer size...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space

Read More →

'missing Link' Discovered: Mysterious Deep Space Object May Hold Secrets To Planet Formation

A mysterious space rock discovered by scientists may unlock the secrets behind planet formation. Described by researchers as the "missing link," the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) is a space rock around 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) wide found inside the...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space

Read More →

Latest Nasa Ultima Thule Image Shows Lots Of Detail

The NASA New Horizons mission is currently out in the Kuiper Belt having a little look around. The spacecraft flew by an object called Ultima Thule, known formally as Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. The flyby of the object was on January 1. The image...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts

Read More →

Scientist Anticipated "snowman" Asteroid Appearance

On Jan. 2, the New Horizons spacecraft made the most distant flyby ever attempted, successfully returning images of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule. While the world is agog at the so-called "snowman" shape of this icy asteroid, the concept is...
Related topics: Asteroids, Spacecrafts

Read More →

We Just Flew Past A Kuiper Belt Object. Here's Why We Should Do It Again.

Kuiper Belt objects like the one New Horizons just flew past are a dime a dozen, but scientists have detailed spacecraft observations of just three such distant, frozen worlds.
Related topics: Spacecrafts

Read More →

‘studying Ultima Thule Could Help Answer How Our Planet Came To Be’ - Scientist

NASA has released an image of a space object at the very edge of our Solar System, some 6 billion kilometres away. The New Horizons spacecraft flew past the space body called Ultima Thule from the Kuiper Belt in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
Related topics: Space, NASA, Spacecrafts

Read More →

Space Photos Of The Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings In 2019

We start with a view of Earth, then speed out past the Kuiper Belt into deep space.
Related topics: Science Photos

Read More →

‘we Left Our Galaxy’: Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade Flubs Report On Nasa Probe That’s Inside...

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asserted incorrectly that NASA had sent a probe outside the Milky Way Galaxy to observe an object called Ultima Thule. Although Ultima Thule is located within our Solar System’s Kuiper belt, Kilmeade repeatedly...
Related topics: Galaxies, Space, NASA, Milky Way

Read More →

The Latest New Horizons Image Confirms Ultimate Thule Is A “space Peanut”

Today, NASA gave us an update on Ultimate Thule, the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 as relayed by the New Horizons spacecraft. Alan Stern the principal investigator of the mission, told reporters it was “a technical success beyond anything ever...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Spacecrafts

Read More →

Nasa Releases First Clear Images Of Distant Kuiper Belt Object

NASA's New Horizons team has released the promised first images from its history-making flyby of (486958) 2014 MU69, and they're already shedding some light on the early Solar System -- while also raising some questions. The snapshots,...
Related topics: NASA, Space

Read More →

From Volcanoes On Mars To Scarps On Mercury – How Places On Other Worlds Get Their Names

The New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, successfully completed a flyby of "Ultima Thule", an object in the Kuiper belt of bodies beyond Neptune on January 1, 2019. The name Ultima Thule, signifying a distant unknown place, is...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Mars, Space, Spacecrafts, Pluto, Neptune

Read More →

New Horizons Has A Successful Flyby Of The Kuiper Belt’s Bowling Pin

Enlarge (credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI; sketch courtesy of James Tuttle Keane) While people around the world were celebrating the arrival of 2019, people at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland were hard at work. Billions of miles...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Physics

Read More →

Ultima Thule In Pictures: Flyby Views Of 2014 Mu69 By New Horizons

On Jan. 1, 2019, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make history with the first close flyby of a Kuiper Belt object: Ultima Thule. See photos of Ultima Thule and the historic encounter here!
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts, Science Photos

Read More →

Studying Pluto Orbiter Mission

Astronomers have made several discoveries that expand the range and value of a future Pluto orbiter mission. The breakthroughs define a fuel-saving orbital tour and demonstrate that an orbiter can continue exploration in the Kuiper Belt after...
Related topics: Pluto, Space

Read More →

New Horizons Sets Up For New Year's Flyby Of Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn on Oct. 3 to home in on the location and timing of its New Year's flyby of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts

Read More →

Nasa Hosts Science Chat On Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Spacecrafts

Read More →

It Might Not Be Planet 9 Causing Disruptions In The Kuiper Belt, Just The Collective Gravity Of...

In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin published the first evidence that there might be another planet in our Solar System. Known as “Planet 9” (or “Planet X”, to those who contest the controversial 2006 Resolution...
Related topics: Space

Read More →

Pluto Is What You Get When A Billion Comets Smash Together

Pluto has been the focus of a lot of attention for more than a decade now. This began shortly after the discovery of Eris in the Kuiper Belt, one of many Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) that led to the “Great Planetary Debate” and the 2006...
Related topics: Pluto, Comets, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Debate

Read More →
What is noozilla?
Noozilla is an independent news aggregation service with a categorization engine that categorizes millions of news stories by subject.