2012 VP113, a newly discovered dwarf planet (pictured) in the distant Oort cloud region of our Solar System indicates the potential presence of an enormous as yet undiscovered planet, perhaps up to 10 times the size of Earth. Details of the discovery of 2012 VP113 and its intriguing orbital characteristics appear in Nature. Our Solar […]
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Neptune discovered by Galileo?
By Will Parker on July 13, 2009 in News
Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a controversial new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. Professor David Jamieson contends that buried in Galileo’s notebook notations is evidence that he discovered the planet we now know as Neptune. Jamieson’s hypothesis has been […]