Hangout on Air: Why yesterday was a good day for Solar System Science
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
27-03-2014 11:52 CDT
On Wednesday, March 26, two important discoveries in the outer solar system were announced: the discovery of the second confirmed member of the Inner Oort Cloud (2012 VP113) and the discovery of rings around the planetesimal Chariklo.
In a Hangout on Air held today among astronomers Meg Schwamb, Alex Parker, Kat Volk, Wes Fraser, Michelle Bannister, plus me, we talked about the discoveries, why they're important, and what they mean for our Solar System. Watch the recording:
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