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Greeks, Trojans, and a Temporary Companion for Uranus

Greeks, Trojans, and a Temporary Companion for Uranus

A telescopic survey looking for trans-Neptunian objects has chanced across a 37 mile wide chunk of rock and ice that instead moves around the sun in the same orbit as Uranus, just further ahead of the planet.

September 9, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

NASA's Dawn Mission Captures New Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission, having performed remarkably at the asteroid Vesta, is homing in on Ceres. The spacecraft’s ion engines will bring it to a capture orbit around this 590 mile diameter dwarf planet on March 6th, 2015 – at a distance some 2.5 times further from the Sun than the Earth.

January 20, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
Your Friendly Neighborhood Asteroid Swarm

Your Friendly Neighborhood Asteroid Swarm

The solar system is full of bits and pieces, remnants of its heyday of activity 4.5 billion years ago. Planets are the most noticeable fossil leftovers, with giant Jupiter being two and a half times more massive that the sum total of the other major worlds.

February 24, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

What do NYC Streets and Asteroids Have in Common?

                    Fatigue, that’s what. As a particularly frigid winter recedes across the north and east of the United States (we’ve become accustomed to milder weather in past years), the abuse suffered by asphalt roads is becoming apparent.

April 8, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

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