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Mar 11, 2014 12:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 30, 2013 12:03 PM ET // Ray Villard
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 →
Jul 2, 2013 01:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Congratulations Pluto! We've named your cute little bundles of rock after deities of the Underworld! Continue reading →
Oct 16, 2011 11:48 PM ET // Jason Major
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.