Medicine & TechnologyThe European Southern Observatory recently released detailed images of over 40 of the solar system's largest asteroids, captured by the observatory's VLT or Very Large Telescope in Chile.
Engineers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the United Arab Emirates have collaborated to build a space station on an asteroid that will be launched in 2028 with the aim to understand the beginnings of the Solar System.
Using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers were able to find an inflated, low density "hot Jupiter" exoplanet that has similar characteristics to the Solar System's biggest planet, Jupiter.
A study in 2018, used computer modeling to determine that, like most of the stars, the Sun is most possible to shrink down from being a red giant to become a white dwarf, and then, as a planetary nebula.
Planet Nine's orbit has been discovered, and its route around the sun has been plotted by new research. The planet is estimated to have a mass of 6.2 times that of the Earth and is 300 AU from the sun.