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When the double asteroid Patroclus-Menoetius passed directly in front of a star on the night of Oct. 20, a team of volunteer astronomers across the U.S. was waiting.
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), astronomers Marc Buie and John Keller are involving citizen scientists from throughout the western United States to participate in "RECON," which stands for the Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network.
Lonely Pluto floats in the darkness at the edge of our solar system - so far away even the Hubble Space Telescope has trouble making out the details.
NASA has released the most detailed and dramatic images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has released the most detailed and dramatic images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
NASA will hold a news media telecon at 1 pm EST on Thursday, Feb 4, to discuss the latest Hubble images of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to view the ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers discovered Pluto may have not one, but three moons. If confirmed, the discovery of the two new moons could offer insights into the nature and evolution of the Pluto system; Kuiper Belt Objects with satellite systems; and the early Kuiper Belt.
The planet Pluto turns 75 this month. Clyde Tombaugh discovered the ninth planet in the solar system on the afternoon of February 18, 1930 while he meticulously examined a pair of deep sky photographs at Lowell Observatory.