Astronomers report 461 new objects found in Kuiper Belt thanks to the Dark Energy Camera. New total number of known bodies in the Kuiper Belt is now about 3 thousand.
This cold dark region on the edge of solar system contains much more objects, but it is difficult to find them with our current technology. One of the best tools for this is Dark Energy Camera, which was initially developed for dark energy research.
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Current configuration of the Solar system cannot be easily explained with computer models.
There could be a ninth planet in our solar system. This theoretical massive object could be responsible for odd clustering of some Kuiper belt objects. From their motion scientist calculated, that the unknown planet could have mass between 5-8 Earth masses.
Two bodies in Asteroid belt, 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia are found to have unussualy red colored surface. For bodies from this region it is surprising. According to a new study it could mean, that both bodies come from a different region, much further from the Sun. Similar colored bodies are often found in Kuiper belt on the edge of Solar system.