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Plan(et) 9 from outer space: What the still-hypothetical planet might look like

Plan(et) 9 from outer space: What the still-hypothetical planet might look like Earlier this year, we covered the cutting-edge work of astronomers and researchers working to demonstrate the existence of a ninth planet far beyond Neptune or the dwarf planet Pluto.student Esther Linder at the University of Bern, suggests that Planet Nine is probably a smaller version of an ice giant like Uranus or Neptune.

Researchers spot the first ‘snow line’ ever seen around young protostar

Researchers spot the first ‘snow line’ ever seen around young protostar Researchers working with the Atacama Large Millimeter / sub-millimeter array have spotted the first direct evidence of frozen water in orbit around a young star.The star in question, V883 Orionis, is a young protostar with an associated protoplanetary disk.

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus In addition, Uranus has the distinction of rotating with an axial tilt of 97 degrees — almost parallel to the plane of the solar system.The above images show bright auroras glowing in the clouds of Uranus, a phenomenon that was only confirmed in 2011.