The Moon

Adapted from “Let’s Talk Astronomy”  (12/16/2019 episode) Winners’ Periscope ID noted at the end of each answer. Listen live on Periscope at 8 pm ET  most Mondays and other times       A new model of the birth of our Moon explains how our Moon ended up containing mostly Earth-like materials. The Yale study … More The Moon

Dwarf Planets

Dwarf Planets QUESTION: What is he name of the dwarf planet originally discovered in 1801? ANSWER: Ceres was listed as a planet, along with Pallas, Juno and Vesta. These were reclassified in 1883 as asteroids. @Pircano Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh using a “blink comparator.” The discovered object was determined to be … More Dwarf Planets