Dwarf planet Current Affairs, GK & News
An international team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant object ever spotted in our solar system. It’s provisional designation is ‘2018 VG18’ & nicknamed as “Farout” for its extremely distant location. The pinkish dwarf planet is more than 100 times farther from the sun than Earth is — and almost four times more distant than ..
United States space scientists have discovered a 5th moon orbiting Pluto. According to NASA the irregular-shaped moon, nicknamed S/2012 for now, measures around 10 to 24 km across. Astronomers, last year found the 4th moon around the Pluto some 5 billion km away. Charon is Pluto’s biggest moon which measures 1,030 kilometres across. US Naval ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Topics: Astronomical objects • Book:Dwarf Planets of the Solar System & Their Satellites • Book:Pluto • Charon • Dwarf planet • Hydra • Minor planets • Moons of Pluto • Natural satellite • Nix • Planetary science • Pluto
2007 OR10 is the name of a trans-Neptunian object, which has been largest body in the Solar System without a name. It was discovered in 2007 by former graduate student Meg Schwamb of the California Institute of Technology. This dwarf planet nicknamed Snow White orbits at the edge of the Solar System. Roughly half the ..
Topics: Book:Solar System • Cryovolcano • Dwarf planet • Kuiper belt • Local Interstellar Cloud • Neptune • Planet • Planetary science • Pluto • Solar System • Trans-Neptunian object • Trans-Neptunian objects in fiction