A large, unseen planet may be lurking in the cold, dim reaches of our solar system. Using a combination of theory and observation, scientists have estimated the mass, distance and orbital period of a proposed “Planet X.”
Tag: Solar System
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also …
In this NASA Google Hangout, the agency share news that the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission has for the first time mapped out the structure of the solar system’s tail. Like a comet, the solar system has a tail called a heliotail, that is shaped like a four-leaf clover, according to new IBEX data.
TED presents Jon Nguyen who asks the question, do you want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Nguyen demos NASAJPL’s “Eyes on the Solar System” — free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)