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Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh’s historic discovery of Pluto, the NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy dwarf planet this summer is providing its first views of the small moons orbiting Pluto.
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.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for
If there are cracks on the ice-covered surface of Charon, an upcoming analysis of those fractures could help determine whether or not the interior of Pluto’s moon was warm enough to have been home to a subterranean ocean of liquid water.
Launched in 2006 and traveling at one million miles per day, the New Horizon's destination is one of the most distant bodies in our solar system, the ex-planet Pluto.
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.
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.
Scientists are opening their doors and asking the public to vote for the name of two of Pluto's small moons.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearly seven years into its 9.5-year journey across the solar system to explore Pluto and its moons, but that journey is still far from over.
Planet Pluto -- Pluto is the ninth and smallest planet of our solar system. It was discovered by the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona on February 18, 1930 (although the body was first photographed on March 19, 1915). Tombaugh was searching for a "Planet X" to explain the orbit of Neptune; further analysis, with seven decades more data about Neptune's position, has resolved the perceived anomaly without need for an additional gravitational pull on Neptune....
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