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The quake lasted four hours and identified layering in the crust that could indicate a meteoroid impact. The 4.7 magnitude temblor happened in May 2022 and released five times more energy than any …

Astronomers Find That Two Exoplanets May Be Mostly Water

Astronomers have found evidence that two exoplanets orbiting a red dwarf star are ‘water worlds,’ planets where water makes up a large fraction of the …

VLA and ALMA Study Jupiter and Io

VLA teams up with Juno spacecraft to study Jupiter’s atmosphere, and ALMA reveals new details about Io’s …

Sound Recording Made of Dust Devils (Tiny Tornadoes of Dust, Grit) on Mars

When the rover Perseverance landed on Mars, it was equipped with the first working microphone on the planet’s surface. Scientists have used it to make the first-ever audio recording of an …

First Ultraviolet Imaging of Sun’s Middle Corona

Researchers have discovered web-like plasma structures in the Sun’s middle corona. The researchers describe their innovative new observation method, imaging the middled corona in ultraviolet …

Hubble Detects Ghostly Glow Surrounding Our Solar System

Imagine walking into a room at night, turning out all the lights and closing the shades. Yet an eerie glow comes from the walls, ceiling, and floor. The faint light is barely enough to see your hands …

Deep-Space Optical Communication Demonstration Project Forges Ahead

Scientists have demonstrated new laser systems for deep-space optical …

Planet Mars illustration | (c) (c) revers_jr / Adobe

Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity. The discovery reveals that Mars, like Earth …

Researchers Say Space Atomic Clocks Could Help Uncover the Nature of Dark Matter

Studying an atomic clock on-board a spacecraft inside the orbit of Mercury and very near to the Sun could be the trick to uncovering the nature of dark …

Mars Was Once Covered by 300-Meter Deep Oceans, Study Shows

When Mars was a young planet, it was bombarded by icy asteroids that delivered water and organic chemistry necessary for life to emerge. According to the professor behind a new study, this means that …

Exploring the Possibility of Extraterrestrial Life Living in Caves

For millennia, caves have served as shelters for prehistoric humans. Caves have also intrigued scholars from early Chinese naturalists to Charles Darwin. A cave ecologist has been in and out of these …

Liftoff! NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon

Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis …

Study of ‘Polluted’ White Dwarfs Finds That Stars and Planets Grow Together

A team of astronomers have found that planet formation in our young Solar System started much earlier than previously thought, with the building blocks of planets growing at the same time as their …

NASA’s MAVEN Observes Martian Light Show Caused by Major Solar Storm

For the first time in its eight years orbiting Mars, NASA’s MAVEN mission witnessed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously, the result of solar storms that began on Aug. …

Ultrathin Solar Cells Promise Improved Satellite Performance

As low Earth orbit becomes more cluttered, it becomes increasingly necessary to use middle Earth orbits, and radiation-tolerant cell designs will be needed. Making photovoltaics thinner should …

Mars’s Crust More Complex, Evolved Than Previously Thought

A new study finds the original crust on Mars is more complex, and evolved, than previously thought. Researchers have determined the Martian crust has greater concentrations of the chemical element …

Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Detected in Eight Years

Twilight observations have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids (NEA) hiding in the glare of the Sun. These NEAs are part of an elusive population that lurks inside the orbits of …

Scientists Use Deep Planetary Scan to Confirm Martian Core

Seismologists have developed a new method to scan the deep interior of planets in our solar system to confirm whether they have a core at the heart of their …

NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Stunning Meteoroid Impact on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander recorded a magnitude 4 marsquake last Dec. 24, but scientists learned only later the cause of that quake: a meteoroid strike estimated to be one of the biggest seen on Mars …

Magma on Mars Likely

Until now, Mars has been generally considered a geologically dead planet. An international team of researchers now reports that seismic signals indicate vulcanism still plays an active role in …

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Source link Recently, scientists have reported exciting news about the ongoing exploration of our Solar System. According to ScienceDaily, the media site for science enthusiasts, the Solar System continues to grow with the discovery of four new major worlds and more than 100 small objects orbiting our sun in the outermost regions of the Solar System.

The most significant of these discoveries is the trans-Neptunian object that has been designated as [48695824] 2014 MU 69. This is the most distant body ever explored by a spacecraft and is located roughly a billion miles beyond Pluto. The spacecraft that made this discovery, referred to as the New Horizons, was launched by NASA in 2006, and it is considered a historic breakthrough in our exploration of the Solar System.

Another major discovery has been the confirmation of the existence of a large asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This belt consists of roughly 3 million asteroids and is believed to be the remnants of our solar system’s formation billions of years ago.

The other two discoveries are considered “super-Earth” worlds, planets that are two to three times the mass of our own planet Earth. The significance of this is that they can potentially host life and are located relatively close to our own home world.

Overall, this proves that since the launch of New Horizons in 2006, our knowledge of the Solar System has greatly increased and continues to grow. New Horizons has provided a breakthrough in our understanding of the Solar System, showing us that it continues to surprise and expand with the discovery of new and exciting worlds.

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