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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

Pluto may Share a Thin Cloak with Charon

June 8, 2014 |

Simulations show that nitrogen from Pluto’s atmosphere could be flowing over to its moon Charon. If this is confirmed, Pluto and Charon would be the first known example of a planet and its moon sharing an atmosphere. Read More

Did You Know? Dwarf Planet Ceres

February 16, 2014 |

Ceres was classified as a dwarf planet, but it’s also considered an asteroid. Discovered on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, Ceres has a diameter of 950 km and it is by far the largest and most massive asteroid from the asteroid belt, containing one third of the total mass of the asteroid belt. Read More

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