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Category Archives: oort cloud
With all the data we have on the orbits of familiar objects of our solar system, some interesting hypothesis have been formed about large bodies within or beyond the Kuiper Belt. This method of discovery was used in the 1840s to discover Neptune by studying the orbit of Uranus and noticing then compensating for … Continue reading Hypothetical Planets in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Clout → Continue reading → Continue reading
You might find yourself looking at a (to-scale) diagram of the planets of the solar system (and Pluto), such as the following: and think to yourself “Wow, Pluto is so much farther out from the sun than the Earth is. The solar system is so massive!”. And while you would be correct in your statement, … Continue reading The OORT CLOUD and You → Continue reading → Continue reading
People have argued about if and when the human race will die out on earth. We have essentially taken ourselves out of the food chain, meaning that we won’t be hunted to extinction. We have also made great strides in medicine making it unlikely that we will die out from disease. It may seem improbable […] Continue reading → Continue reading