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How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt

    How A Cataclysmic Crash Caused Primordial Uranus’ Tilt By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things occurred long ago in our primordial Solar System. At that ancient time, there were turbulent, violent, clashes and crashes between primeval objects that created a veritable “cosmic shooting gallery” during our Solar System’s tumultuous youth–when newborn worlds collided around our young Sun. For decades,…

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A Giant Planet Or A Tiny Stellar Failure?

    A Giant Planet Or A Tiny Stellar Failure? By Judith E Braffman-Miller Brown dwarfs are clearly the runts of the stellar litter, and are often referred to as “failed stars” because their meager masses are unable to light their stellar fires by way of the process of nuclear fusion–and, for this reason, brown dwarfs cannot shine like true…

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Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest

    Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, beautiful, and a bewitching sapphire blue, the ice-giant planet Neptune is the most distant major planet from our Star–and it is also circled by a bizarre large moon that may not have been born a moon at all. Neptune’s moon, Triton, may really…

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