Trans-Neptunian object Current Affairs, GK & News
NASA has found evidence of a unique mixture of water ice, methanol, and organic molecules on Ultima Thule’s surface. This mixture is very different from most icy objects explored previously by spacecraft till date. About Ultima Thule Nomenclature: Its scientific name is (486958) 2014 MU69. The words ‘Ultima’ and ‘Thule’ is its nickname. Ultima Thule, ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: (486958) 2014 MU69 • Evidence of Water on Ultima Thule • Kuiper belt • Maryland Crater • NASA • New Horizons Mission • Pluto • The Neck • Thule • Trans-Neptunian object • Ultima • Ultima Thule
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