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Jul 15, 2014 02:36 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A year from today a NASA probe will beam back photos of Pluto's surface -- but scientists aren't entirely sure what we'll see. Continue reading →
Jul 3, 2014 11:36 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists looking for targets beyond Pluto for NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft to visit will get more time on the Hubble Space Telescope, managers decided after a two-week pilot study revealed at least two candidate objects. Continue reading →
Jun 17, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After zooming near Pluto, where should the New Horizons spacecraft focus its next sights? The Hubble Telescope will help find that next target. Continue reading →
Mar 28, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
The hunt for the hypothetical Planet X has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off.
Mar 26, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After a decade of searching, astronomers have found a second dwarf-like planet far beyond Pluto and its Kuiper Belt cousins, a presumed no-man’s land that may turn out to be anything but.
Mar 7, 2014 03:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's no evidence for the existence of Planet X, despite a NASA space telescope’s best efforts to track it down.
Nov 15, 2013 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
Nov 13, 2013 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's something odd floating around in the outer solar system. Actually, there's lots of odd things floating around in the outer solar system, but 2002 UX25 is one of the most baffling. Continue reading →
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