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New Horizons Image Shows Methane Snow On Pluto Mountains

March 19, 2016 |

It’s been more than 8 months since New Horizons flew past Pluto, and we’re still learning new things from the images we’re getting back. Read More

Scientists May Have Spotted Clouds On Pluto Atmosphere. So Why That’s Important?

March 9, 2016 | 1

Recent images sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft appears to show clouds on Pluto’s atmosphere hovering over the frozen landscape. This could mean that the planet has an even richer atmosphere than researchers originally thought. But why that’s important? Read More

Why Isn’t Pluto A Planet?

September 5, 2015 |

It’s proven to be one of the most divisive issues in modern science. In one stroke, thousands of textbooks were after date. As astronomer, I’m always being asked about Pluto, why was it reclassified? And, if it’s not a planet anymore, than what can it be? — So, why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Read More

Could There Be Two More Large Planets Beyond Pluto?

September 3, 2015 |

There are only 8 planets in the solar system, at least that we know of. The planets are pretty big and we have all these powerful telescopes. So, you’d think we’d know if there is another one around. But, some scientists aren’t so sure! According to at least two teams of researchers, there might be a few more planets beyond Pluto, lurking in the dark depths of space, just waiting to be discovered. Read More

New Horizons Reveals Huge Ice Mountains (11.000 ft) On Pluto

July 16, 2015 |

New high-resolution images captured by NASA’ New Horizons probe reveals the first close-up of the dwarf planet’s equator, a region with large ice mountains reaching up to 11,000ft (3,350 meters) above the surface. Read More

Watch the New Horizons Mission Celebration (Live Streaming Video)

July 14, 2015 |

Tuesday will be remembered as the day humanity reached Pluto for the first time. If everything goes according to plan, a NASA spacecraft, called New Horizons, will fly by Pluto at 12:49 p.m. BST, or 7:49 a.m. ET. Read More

New Horizons Is At Less Than One Day Away From Pluto. New Intriguing Image

July 13, 2015 |

NASA’ New Horizons spacecraft is a mere one million kilometres away from Pluto, as it approaches the dwarf planet and its moon Charon for the historic flyby tomorrow, it’s constantly sending back images to earth, and the last one is the sharpest and most stunning image yet of the mysterious icy world. Read More

Pluto: New Images Released by NASA’ New Horizons Intrigue Astronomers

July 9, 2015 |

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent new high-resolution images of the dwarf planet Pluto, just days before its historic encounter on July 14, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on the icy distant world. Read More

New Video of Pluto and Charon ~ The Wobbly Dance

February 14, 2015 |

A short time-lapse “movie” was shot of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The images were taken by Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is closer to Pluto than any spacecraft has ever been. Read More

NASA’s Spacecrafts Nears Dwarf Planets Pluto and Ceres ~ Video

January 20, 2015 |

In March, NASA’ Dawn spacecraft will arrive ceres to begin the first close-up examination of a dwarf planet. Ceres is 600 miles wide the largest of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. “We’re going to reveal the fascinating details of a giant world of rock and ice,” said Marc Rayman, the chief engineer for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. “Ceres has 38 percent of the area of the continental United States. It’s actually the largest body between the sun and Pluto that a spacecraft has not yet visited.” Read More

15 Curious Facts Concerning Pluto ~ The Demoted Planet

January 20, 2015 | 1

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited historic encounter with Pluto, entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate with the first close-up flyby of the Pluto system six months from now, we decide to write an interesting-list about dwarf planet pluto including 15 curious things maybe you didn’t know about this demoted planet. Enjoy! Read More

Astronomers: There are at Least Two more Large Planets Beyond Pluto

January 16, 2015 | 4

If you’ve been having trouble remembering how many planets are in the solar system after Pluto’s unceremonious demotion, get ready to revise your understanding of the universe again. According to the calculations of scientists at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) and the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) not only one, but at least two planets must exist to explain the orbital behaviour of extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNO) Read More

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