Swiped in Space!

April 15, 2022

Swiped in Space!

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An artist's depiction of the dwarf planet, Haumea.
Description

In 2004, astronomers in Hawaii discovered an unknown dwarf planet on the far edges of the solar system. But before they could announce their findings, another team of astronomers announced their own discovery of the same planet. Is it an innocent coincidence? Or were some space hijinks involved? Richard Pogge, professor of astronomy,  joins WBUR’s “Endless Thread” to discuss.

Read more about this space heist here!