10 Years of Haumea

Credit to Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

An artists’ conception of the strange environs of Haumea and friends. Image credit: Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Remember the neat tidy solar system of the 20th century? As a child of the 1970s, we remember orderly planets, with circular orbits punctuated by the occasional asteroid or comet. They say ignorance is bliss, and the modern astronomical age of discovery in the 21st century has since revealed a cosmic terra incognita in our solar backyard.(…)
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