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139 new minor planets discovered

139 new minor planets discovered

Astronomers have discovered 139 ’minor planets’ beyond Neptune’s orbit. The new additions represent nearly 5% of the current trans-Neptunian object (TNO) tally, which stands at about 3,000. The discovered ’minor planets’ circling the sun that are neither official planets nor comets. Scientists identified these from data gathered by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) between 2013 to 2017.

Nomad
Nomad
Seekster
Seekster 4 months

Really happy we officially defined what a planet is. Otherwise most if not all of those minor planets might be considered planets.

Joshua Green
Joshua Green 4 months

This means our methods of detection are improving. We are starting to see other planets in the Goldilocks range with possibly breathable atmosphere. Exciting times!

The Facts Provider
The Facts Provider 4 months

Let's take em before some commie steals it from us!!!!!

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 4 months

Next let's find one to go to.

npc8472
npc8472 4 months

What's with the fearmonger title?

Test Steam
Test Steam 4 months

So that's why there's no toilet paper. Can you imagine doing a school project on the solar system now with paper mâché for all the planet's?!

Batman of Clownworld
Batman of Clownworld 4 months

I like planetology and all but why do we focus so much of our research on something that won't help us for maybe 200 years minimum if civilization last that long before major setbacks? Did knowledge of these planets we could NEVER get to or get anything out of help us in the slightest? Versus cleaner energy research or a way to terraform our massive desserts into plains or forests. If we can't terraform here we can terraform mars or any other planet. I know there are alot we can learn studying planets and I love reading the studies but there should be a priority list of sciences.

Darknimbus3
Darknimbus3 4 months

Ooh. Neatness! :D

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 4 months

A lot of territory.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 4 months

Oh no, planets that have always been there whatever sHaLl We Do ?!? Edit spelling

AdamsAudiVlog
AdamsAudiVlog 4 months

This is exciting. Shows how little we know about our own home solar system let alone what's really out there in the universe. In the grand scheme of things this shows how little everything we all bitch and worry aboit really matters. We are the equivalent of an atom or smaller to the size of the universe

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