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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Less Than A Year From Pluto Flyby
2014-07-15 09:44:15

NASA says the spacecraft New Horizons is only one year away from Pluto, slated to make an historic flyby on July 14, 2015 and give Earthlings never before seen images of the distant world.

NASA New Horizon Probe To Get Help From Hubble Space Telescope
2014-07-03 14:09:36

In 2006, NASA launched its New Horizons probe to explore the outer reaches of our Solar System and beyond. Fast forward eight years and the craft is now going to be getting a little direction with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Pluto's Moon Charon Spotted By New Horizons
2013-07-12 04:08:31

Using its highest-resolution telescopic camera, the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, New Horizons has spotted Pluto's Texas-sized, ice covered moon Charon for the first time, representing a major milestone on the 9.5 year journey.

Pluto Small Moons Named Kerberos And Styx
2013-07-02 11:35:30

Previously known simply as P4 and P5, the two smallest moons of the dwarf planet Pluto have officially been given new names: Kerberos and Styx.

Star Trek Fans Pick Vulcan As Name For One Of Pluto's Moons
2013-02-26 07:42:56

Star Trek fans everywhere have a reason to rejoice today as a contest to name one of Pluto’s two previously unnamed moons ended with one Spock-tacular name reaching, for lack of a better term, warp speed.

Help Name Pluto's Moons
2013-02-11 13:00:25

Scientists are opening their doors and asking the public to vote for the name of two of Pluto's small moons.

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2012-07-12 12:53:11

Scientists announced on Wednesday they have discovered the smallest moon yet, orbiting around the dwarf planet Pluto.

Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto Discovered By Hubble
2012-07-11 20:53:03

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is reporting the discovery of another moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.

2011-07-20 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.

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2010-02-04 13:40:00

NASA has released the most detailed and dramatic images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Planet Charon -- Charon is the only known satellite of Pluto. Charon was discovered by astronomer James Christy in 1978 using photographic plates which showed a bulge moving around Pluto. Christy named it after the Greek mythological figure Charon but pronounced it differently. The "ch" at the beginning of the moon's name is soft so it sounds like "Sharon," after the astronomer's wife Charlene, nicknamed Char, which both have soft ch sounds. The mythological figure's name is...

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