It’s the first in nearly 10 years, and there are only two more transits in the next couple of decades.
“It took multiple spacecraft over several years to solve this mystery, and now we know there is liquid water on the surface of this cold, desert planet,”
Recent research shows that galactic cosmic rays flowing into our solar system originate in clusters like these.
Studies lead to believe that Mars had more water than we originally believed.
Mike Brown: that’s where it is (maybe)
The ‘dust doughnut’ is a lot more interesting than normal space dust, for it surrounds a supermassive black hole.
A trip through the Galaxy, showing relative movement, and the planet’s paths over time.
The object, called WISEA J114724.10−204021.3, is thought to be an exceptionally low-mass “brown dwarf,” which is a star that lacked enough mass to burn nuclear fuel and glow like a star.