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Jun 22, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Four out of the five moons of Pluto have been discovered in the last ten years -- two of them after the New Horizon's spacecraft began its 9-and-half-year journey to the dwarf planet. Could there be more uncharted moons and hidden dangers lurking?
Jun 3, 2015 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the most part, Pluto’s four small moons appear to orbit harmoniously and precisely around the equatorial region of the dwarf planet, but appearances can be deceiving.
May 28, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons team have pored over observational data beamed back to Earth from the speeding spacecraft and concluded, at least for now, the coast is clear for a flyby of dwarf planet Pluto.
May 12, 2015 09:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Having already discerned the dwarf planet has distinct surface features, NASA's New Horizons mission has now spotted not just Pluto's largest moons, but the smallest natural satellites too.
Aug 5, 2014 06:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has locked onto Pluto's location, helping NASA's New Horizons spacecraft get to the right place at the right time. Continue reading →
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 10, 2013 03:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons probe has spotted something right next to Pluto -- a pixelated Charon, the dwarf planet's largest moon. 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 →