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Sky Crew: "Goblin" Planet Discovery Redefining Solar System

Roberto Molar Candanosa and Scott Sheppard, Courtesy of Carnegie Institution for Science
An artist’s conception of a distant Solar System Planet Nine, which could be shaping the orbits of smaller extremely distant outer Solar System objects like 2015 TG387 (The Goblin).";

October 1, 2018, marked the 60th anniversary of NASA.  It’s formation was prompted in part by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, on Oct. 4, in 1957.  And while we're still discussing whether Pluto should be a planet or not, an extreme dwarf planet dubbed “Goblin” has been discovered lurking beyond Pluto’s orbit. We find out about the upcoming planetary encounter, Ultima Thule.  And we check in on SpaceX's first paying customer to the Moon.


SpaceX first manned flight of the BFR will be carrying space-inspired art project #dearMoon hosted by Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese entrepreneur. BFR will take Yusaku and 6-8 artists on the first manned commercial flight to the moon. 

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