Mercury and Pluto features were among the places the public helped name in the past year -- where else can we (officially) leave our cosmic mark?
Today, for the first time ever, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially opened its worldwide public contest to name a selection of well-known exoplanets.
The International Astronomical Union -- the official body that governs the naming and designations of all celestial objects -- has once again spoken out against crowdfunded space naming efforts. Continue reading →
Hurtling toward the Pluto system at 33,000 mph, NASA’s New Horizons probe was briefly awakened from electronic hibernation earlier this month to go through a full dress rehearsal for the July 2015 flyby. Continue reading →
Congratulations Pluto! We've named your cute little bundles of rock after deities of the Underworld! Continue reading →
There's a size war being waged at the outskirts of our solar system, and it looks like Pluto may come out as the reigning champ.