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Mission to The trans Neptunion Objects

The presently known largest small bodies in the Kuiper Belt are likely not to be surpassed by any future discoveries.
This is the conclusion of Dr. Michael Brown, et al. (Illustration Credit: Larry McNish, Data: M.Brown)
The self-professed �Pluto Killer� is at it again. Dr. Michael Brown is now reminiscing about the good old days when
one could scour through sky survey data and discover big bright objects in the Kuiper Belt. In his latest research paper,
Brown and his team have concluded that those days are over.

Astronomers are Predicting at Least Two More Large Planets in the Solar System
by NANCY ATKINSON on JANUARY 15, 2015

At least two unknown planets could exist in our solar system beyond Pluto. / Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
Could there be another Pluto-like object out in the far reaches of the Solar System? How about two or more?
Earlier this week, we discussed a recent paper from planet-hunter Mike Brown, who said that while there aren�t likely to be any bright,
easy-to-find objects, there could be dark ones �lurking far away.� Now, a group of astronomers from the UK and Spain maintain at
least two planets must exist beyond Neptune and Pluto in order to explain the orbital behavior of objects that are even farther out,
called extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNO).



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The Newly Discovered Drawf Planet ERIS

The Dwarf Planet Eris by MATT WILLIAMS on MAY 30, 2015

Artist illustration of the dwarf planet Eris. Image credit: NASA

Artist’s impression shows the distant dwarf planet Eris, highlighting its bright surface. Credit: ESO

A diagram showing solar system orbits. The highly tilted orbit of Eris is in red. Credit: NASA

Eris (center) and its moon of Dysnomia (left of center), taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/ESA/Mike Brown

Eris (center) and its moon of Dysnomia (left of center), taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/ESA/Mike Brown

Artist Impression of ERIS and it's moon Dysmonia


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The Drawf Planet Sedna

Stealing Sedna by DAVID DICKINSON on AUGUST 6, 2015

An artist’s conception of Sedna. This depiction assumes that Sedna has a tiny as yet undiscovered moon. Image credit; NASA/JPl-Caltech


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The Drawf Planet HAUMEAU

A capture of Haumea… with an 8″ telescope! The brilliant star in the frame is magnitude +2.7 Eta Boötis
(Murphid). Image credit: Mike Weasner/Cassiopeia observatory

Artist’s impression of the dwarf planet Haumea and its moons, Hi’aka and Namaka. Credit: NASA

10 Years of Haumea
by DAVID DICKINSON on SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

An artists’ conception of the strange environs of Haumea and friends. Image credit: Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

The orbit of 136108 Haumea. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Evidence of an ancient collision, perhaps?

Haumea and friends: orbital inclinations of TNO/KBO families vs AU distance. Image credit: Wikimedia/Eurocommuter

Voyage to HAUMEA, Dwarf Planet, and its moon Hi'iaka - KSP Real Solar System

Published on Mar 3, 2015 Three kerbals touch down on the surface of the small moon Hi'iaka in the depths of the Kuiper Belt.
Hi'iaka, along with Namaka, orbits the large dwarf planet Haumea, with its dramatic ellipsoid shape
(see video icon to appreciate this, as KSP cannot render it for larger objects).
After a relatively painless docking high above Hi'iaka's plains, the kerbals prepare to embark on the next leg of their journey: Orcus and Vanth.
Suggest future objects for visiting in the comments. Avoid tiny objects please, and dwarf planets with moons are a big plus.
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Haumea and its Dark Red Spot

Uploaded on Sep 11, 2009 My rendition of the dark red spot on the surface of Kuiper belt object Haumea. Music "ピエール" by Playdoh ( • • )


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The Drawf Planet QUAOAR by MATT WILLIAMS on AUGUST 27, 2015

Artist’s impression of the Kuiper Belt Object and possible dwarf planet Quaoar. Credit: reborbit.com

DISCOVERY IMAGES OF QUAOR

Images of Quaoar taken using the Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory, California. Credit: Chad Trujillo & Michael Brown (Caltech)

QUAOR's ORBIT

The orbit of Quaoar (yellow) and various other cubewanos compared to the orbit of Neptune (blue) and Pluto (pink). Credit: Wikipedia Commons/kheider

Artist’s impression of the moderately red Quaoar and its moon Weywort.


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The Drawf Planet ORCUS

Artist’s impression of the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNO) 90482 Orcus. Credit: NASA

ORCUS Discovery image

90482 Orcus. The location of Orcus is shown in the green circle (top, left). Credit: NASA


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The (Possible) Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 by MATT WILLIAMS on SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

An artist’s conception of 2007 OR10, nicknamed Snow White. Astronomers suspect that its rosy color
is due to the presence of irradiated methane. Credit: NASA


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ASTRONOMERS FIND THEORETICAL EVIDENCE FOR DISTANT GAS GIANT PLANET IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

The (Possible) Ninth Planet Artist Conception

Artistic rendering shows the distant view from theoretical Planet Nine back towards the sun.
The planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune.
Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side.
Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

PLANET 9 INFOGRAPHIC

The (Possible) Ninth Planet Possible Orbit

The six most distant known objects in the solar system with orbits exclusively beyond Neptune (magenta)
all mysteriously line up in a single direction. Also, when viewed in three dimensions,
they tilt nearly identically away from the plane of the solar system. Batygin and Brown show that a planet
with 10 times the mass of the earth in a distant eccentric orbit anti-aligned with the other six objects (orange)
is required to maintain this configuration.
Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC); [Diagram created using WorldWide Telescope.]

SEARCH NARROWS FOR PLANET NINE 25 Feb , 2016 by Bob King

Based on a careful study of Saturn’s orbit and using mathematical models,
French scientists were able to whittle down the search region for Planet Nine to “possible” and “probable” zones.
Source: CNRS, Cote d’Azur and Paris observatories , created by the author

A New Planet In Our Solar System? NASA Takes A Look

Published on Jan 20, 2016 NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper
that points to the possibility of a new “Planet 9” in our solar system beyond Pluto,
examining the scientific process and inviting you to have a front row seat to our exploration of the solar system. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

A New Group of Objects due to the possible ninth planet

A predicted consequence of Planet Nine is that a second set of confined objects should also exist.
These objects are forced into positions at right angles to Planet Nine and into orbits that are perpendicular to the plane of the solar system.
Five known objects (blue) fit this prediction precisely.
Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) [Diagram was created using WorldWide Telescope.]

'Planet Nine' May Exist: New Evidence for Another World in Our Solar System By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | January 20, 2016 12:34pm ET - See more at: http://www.space.com/31670-planet-nine-solar-system-discovery.html#sthash.GwXxo7yV.dpuf

Planet nine comparison

'Planet Nine' May Exist: New Evidence for Another World in Our Solar System.
Credit: Karl Tate / © Space.com. Source: Caltech

Planet Nine Animation

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2016 0:00 Zooming out from the orbit of Neptune, we see the six aligned objects, and how they fall within the same plane 00:38 Planet Nine is required to be anti-aligned to these objects, but shares the same plane. 00:56 The presence of Planet Nine also forces objects into orbits that are perpendicular to
the plane of the solar system and oriented at right angles to Planet Nine. Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

New details emerge about possible ninth planet far beyond Neptune Next Media Videos April 9, 2016

Although no one’s actually seen the planet that supposedly lurks in the outer solar system,
planetary scientists at the California Institute of Technology presented evidence for Planet Nine’s existence in January.

WILL YOU BE THE DISCOVERER OF PLANET 9?

Artist concept of Planet 9. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

A previously cataloged brown dwarf named WISE 0855?0714 shows up as a moving orange dot (upper left) in this loop of WISE images spanning five years. By viewing movies like this, anyone can help discover more brown dwarfs or even a 9th planet. Credit: NASA/WISE.

Backyard Worlds: The Search For Planet 9

BACKYARDWORLDS.org Searching for planet 9


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DARK MOON DISCOVERED ORBITING DWARF PLANET MAKEMAKE
27 Apr , 2016 by Nancy Atkinson

This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the first moon ever discovered around the dwarf planet Makemake.
The tiny 100 mile-wide moon, nicknamed MK 2, is located just above Makemake in this image, and is barely visible because it
is almost lost in the glare of the very bright dwarf planet.
Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Parker and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute), W. Grundy (Lowell Observatory), and K. Noll (NASA GSFC)

Artist impression of Makemake and its moon.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Parker (Southwest Research Institute).

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a moon orbiting dwarf planet Makemake --
the third largest known object past the orbit of Neptune, about two thirds the size of Pluto.
Further observations of this moon may allow astronomers to calculate Makemake's mass,
which will give them a better idea of its density and thus its bulk composition.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been instrumental in studying our outer solar system;
it also discovered four of the five moons orbiting Pluto.
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A new Dwarf Planet R245???

NEW DWARF PLANET DISCOVERED BEYOND NEPTUNE

2015 RR245's orbit takes it 120 times further from the Sun than the Earth is. Image: OSSOS/Alex Parker

These images show 3 hours of RR245’s movement. Image: OSSOS


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