As dwarf planets transition from being individual curiosities to statistical aggregates, they offer astronomers a better understanding of the solar system. The post Dwarf Planets Aren’t Big News, Because Astronomy Is Doing a Great Job appeared first on WIRED.
Thanks to the Kepler space telescope and the Herschel observatory, scientists finally have enough data to get inspired. The post Give Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 the Real Name It Deserves Already appeared first on WIRED.
The Hubble telescope snapped a picture of the undiscovered satellite, which could really shake up what we know about icy dwarf planets. The post Pluto's Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little Moon appeared first on WIRED.