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Strange red streaks on Saturn's moon Tethy's investigated, MOM gets aview of Deimos' hidden face, Archive of DPS releases....

13 Nov 2015, 11:18 UTC
Strange red streaks on Saturn's moon Tethy's investigated, MOM gets aview of Deimos' hidden face, Archive of DPS releases....
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If you've enjoyed this please share it on facebook, twitter, or  your favourite social media. Furthest known member of the solar system has been seen V774104 is not an especially inspiring moniker, but this week it has gotten a lot of astronomers excited - it's the formal designation for the furthest member of our solar system ever to be seen. Out beyond the orbits of Uranus and Neptune is thought to lurk a whole collection of small, icy, weird worlds. Pluto was the first we've sent a space craft to, and others, like Sedna, are suspected to be foreigners from another solar system. For now V774104 is just a distant spot of light - we know almost nothing about it except that it exists. “We don’t know anything about its orbit,” says Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, whose team discovered the new addition. “We just know it’s the most distant object known.”But over the coming months Sheppard and other astronomers will be working hard to learn as much as they can about this new little world, and what it might teach us about the wider universe.Above: The Subaru telescope, which was used to find the new addition to the ...

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