Darin Ragozzine is an assistant professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He specializes in the application of orbital dynamics to icy bodies in the outer solar system and planets around other stars. He loves explaining planetary science to a larger audience.
The LSST is expected to increase the number of known small bodies by more than a factor of 10.
Pluto’s small moons have unusual rotation rates and states. Now we know a moon of another dwarf planet does as well. Is there a connection?