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  • To Infinity and Beyond: How Modern Discoveries Are Changing Our Understanding of the Solar System

    We are used to viewing the Solar System as something well-known – all of us learn the planets and their classification at school – but over the past 30 years many discoveries have been made that changed the way we think about the closest astronomical objects to Earth. The discovery of a new class of dwarf planets, Pluto’s denunciation, the launch of New Horizons and  Voyager, which reached the edge of heliopause to find the Kuiper belt and the scattered disc, water found on Mars and the Moon – all of these milestones demonstrate the limits of our knowledge and point at an abundance of future discoveries.