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.
The hunt for the hypothetical Planet X has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off.
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.
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
NASA's New Horizons probe has spotted something right next to Pluto -- a pixelated Charon, the dwarf planet's largest moon. Continue reading →
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