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The Edges of the Solar System

(PhysOrg.com) -- The solar system does not end abruptly past the planets. Beyond the orbit of Neptune, the outermost planet (it orbits the sun at a distance of 30 AU, where one AU is the average distance of ...

May 07, 2010 4.5 / 5 (24) 6 | with audio podcast

Picking Planets from Potatoes

New research indicates that there may be many more dwarf planets similar to Pluto in our solar system than previously thought. Studying these distant objects can help astrobiologists understand the basic properties ...

Apr 26, 2010 5 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast