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Apr 12, 2014 12:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
New modeling of the Pluto-Charon system give good reasons to suspect that the surface of Pluto will be riddled with faults caused in part from a liquid ocean that once lie hidden under the icy surface.
Dec 18, 2013 07:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Flying robotic missions into space is expensive, but winning the $636 million jackpot would go a long, long way. Continue reading →
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 →
Oct 7, 2013 11:29 AM ET // Ray Villard
There were fears that if NASA's New Horizons mission reached Pluto too late, the dwarf planet's atmosphere would have frozen out. But fear not! It appears the little world's air is actually getting thicker. 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 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 →
Mar 18, 2013 06:00 AM ET // Ray Villard
A recent simulation predicts that NASA's New Horizons probe could slam into a rocky killing field encircling the "binary planet" Pluto-Charon, during its 2015 flyby. ->
Feb 11, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Two of dwarf planet Pluto's tiniest moons need names -- but rather than leaving the Plutonian satellites' naming ceremony to astronomers, that honor has fallen to you. ->
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