Did a 5th Giant Planet Mess up the Orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?

“In the early solar system, the gas giants sat in a dusty cloud around the nascent sun in nearly circular orbits.” by Andy Tomaswick via Universe Today Headline Image: © NASA / JPL-Caltech / T. Pyle (SSC) Artist rendering of an early solar system. The solar system’s current planetary orbits seem stable, but that’s only because the planets have settled … Continue reading

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Scientist Discover a New Moon in Our Solar System

Neptune had a previous moon count of 13, but scientists have found yet another bringing the count now to 14. via unexplained-mysteries: Scientists have successfully identified an entirely new moon in orbit around the gas giant Neptune. Named Hippocamp after a sea creature of Greek mythology, the new moon was discovered in images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope using … Continue reading

Has the Solar Cycle Mystery Been Solved?

In the time before the current period of faith-based science, much good work was done on the role of the Sun in controlling climate. One of the best monographs from that time of innocence is Hoyt and Schatten’s The Role of the Sun in Climate Change, published by Oxford University Press in 1997. That book starts with this paragraph: About … Continue reading

New Study: Planet Nine Likely to Annihilate Our Solar System

BENDEDREALITY.COM – August 2016 Compton N. VIEW OTHER ARTICLES BY THIS WRITER The still unconfirmed (Hypothetical) Planet Nine as you may already know is a large proposed planet in the very outer region of our solar system. If it does in fact exist, at this point in time we would still be safe and sound given its present location but … Continue reading

The Biggest Mysteries of Neptune

Neptune’s Unanswered Questions To date, there has been only one mission to Neptune, the Voyager 2 flyby of 1989. That flyby capped a “grand tour” of the outer planets that took advantage of a unique gravitational alignment to slingshot the spacecraft from Jupiter to Saturn to Uranus to Neptune. While there is no mission to Neptune currently funded, a Uranus … Continue reading

A Mysterious Dark Vortex Just Appeared Over Neptune

New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 and by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, this vortex is the first one observed on Neptune in the 21st century. The … Continue reading

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‘Planet Nine’ Is Still Just a Theory, NASA Cautions (Video)

The news that a planet about 10 times more massive than Earth may orbit the sun somewhere beyond Neptune has stirred up incredible excitement among scientists and the general public. But hold the phone — no planet has been discovered yet. In a video released by NASA, Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, cautions that it is still too … Continue reading

At least two unknown planets could exist in our solar system beyond Pluto. / Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Planet X – 9th Planet? Astronomers Say A Neptune-Sized Planet DOES Lurks Beyond Pluto

By Eric Hand – The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. … Continue reading