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A New Year message from the edge of the solar system

15 Dec 2018, 15:00 UTC
A New Year message from the edge of the solar system Roman Tkachenko

Four billion miles from Earth, a swarm of little worlds circles the dark edge of our solar system. The sun is so remote from this place that it appears no brighter than a star. This is the Kuiper belt, a doughnut-shaped ring of icy objects that is one of the most mysterious – and one of the most scientifically intriguing – regions of space around our sun.

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