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Red Dwarf: Planet beyond Neptune confirmed as third-largest in the solar system

Red Dwarf: Planet beyond Neptune confirmed as third-largest in the solar system Astronomers have confirmed that the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 is one of the largest objects beyond the orbit of Neptune that we’re currently aware of.By using these two sources, the researchers were able to confirm that 2007 OR10 is larger than we first thought, with a much slower rotation period.

This week in space: DARPA, Juno, and no aliens

This week in space: DARPA, Juno, and no aliens A software hiccup seems to have been behind the spacecraft entering safe mode on October 19, because when mission control told it to come back out of safe mode five days later, nothing physical appeared to be wrong.“Juno exited safe mode as expected, is healthy and is responding to all our commands,” said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager.