Joanna Fraser

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Oort Cloud: The Outer Solar System's Icy Shell

A giant shell of icy bodies known as the Oort Cloud is thought to encircle the solar system. There may be billions, even trillions of bodies in it. …

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.<p>"The pictures are what we're all waiting for," Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator, told CNN.<p>Up until now, …

Solar System

NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter's Moon

David Bowie once speculated about life on Mars, and now NASA scientists are wondering the same thing about Jupiter’s moon Europa.<p>A potential mission …

In a historic first, NASA spacecraft orbits dwarf planet Ceres

<b>This Feb. 19, 2015 file image provided by NASA shows the dwarf planet Ceres, taken by the space agency's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). On Friday, March 6, 2015, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrives at the mysterious dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt</b> …

Astronomy

Microsoft is open-sourcing its Worldwide Telescope astronomy software

Microsoft Research has revealed that it is open-sourcing Worldwide Telescope (WWT), an online computer program it launched back in 2008 that displays the heavens using images from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as from Earth-based lenses.<p>The move will make WWT into a more widely usable research …

WorldWide Telescope

Pluto & Orcus: The Astronomy and Astrology

The Astronomy & Astrology of the<br>The Dwarf Planets<p>Pluto & Orcus<p>A new & extensive exploration into the nature of Pluto and Orcus, Pluto's …

Astronomy