Why Just the ninth planet in the Solar system, according to the International astronomical Union (IAU), there are eight planets. Pluto the IAU decision in 2006 is no longer considered a planet by going to the class of dwarf planets because it is not dominant in its space orbit. According to scientists, the Solar system may be over two thousand dwarf planets. However, the definition of a planet as a dwarf is still a matter of controversy. In particular, a crucial role may play the size of a celestial body.

Therefore, to say that discovered ninth planet in the Solar system very early.”

The scientist reminded that beyond the orbit of distant planets in the Solar system has many objects that are studied by astronomers. Among them was discovered a new heavenly body, which claims the title of planet in the Solar system.

According to the authors, it is a gas giant with a mass of 5-10 times the mass of the Earth. This planet supposedly moves in an elliptical orbit, making a complete revolution around the Sun for 10-20 thousand years. According to the calculations of astronomers to confirm the planet’s existence by observation through the telescope, will take several years. Continue reading

Changes in the Solar system

The solar system is entering a new era

From the sun to the Earth

Let’s start with the Sun. According to astrophysicists, since 1901 the intensity of the magnetic field lights grew by 230 percent. Recently, media reported about a powerful polar auroras in areas where such phenomena are usually not observed.

By the way, remember that the impact of magnetic storms on human health are talking fifteen or twenty years ago, no more. Maybe the impact just wasn’t so noticeable…

On mercury were discovered in polar ice and a powerful magnetic field. On Venus in less than 40 years on two and a half thousand per cent increase in the brightness of the Aurora. Also, there have been significant global changes of the atmosphere. Over the past decade more than 200 per cent increase in the brightness of the cloud of plasma surrounding Jupiter.

On Saturn for the last 30 years there has been a significant decrease in the rate in the Equatorial flows. In addition, increased x-ray radiation coming from the planet’s equator. Continue reading


Comets fascinate the human mind since ancient people first noticed the white tail streaking through the night starry sky. We remember the date when the comet flies past the Earth once a century or even less often and remember all our lives. In the middle ages in Europe, the appearance of comets was often linked to various natural disasters and diseases. In religion, these heavenly bodies also play an important role. For example, in the New Testament, the comet heralded the birth of Christ.

Astronomers find comets also interesting and fascinating space objects, because they are witnesses of great historical events and even carry evidence of them.

The comet is a relatively small object in our solar system, usually having a diameter of several kilometers. Sometimes called “dirty snowballs” because of their component substances. Usually comets are composed of the following four elements:


Ice (water, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide)

Some organic materials (e.g., resin)

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