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.