Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A New 9th Planet Beyond Pluto?
Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 20, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
A 9TH PLANET BEYOND PLUTO? Today, planetary scientists from Caltech announced intriguing new evidence for a Neptune-sized planet orbiting the sun beyond Pluto. The planet itself has not yet been seen, but its gravitational influence on other objects in the outer solar system may lead to its discovery. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information.
SOLAR ECLIPSE BALLOON NETWORK: Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have developed a balloon payload that can photograph solar eclipses from the stratosphere. This sets the stage for an ambitious experiment: We plan to launch more than a dozen balloons into the path of totality of the Great American Eclipse in August 2017 to create a unique video portrait of an eclipse sweeping across the USA. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to learn more about the Solar Eclipse Balloon Network and how you can get involved.