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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 26, 2014 02:55 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Scientists are attempting to map Pluto's icy depths using old telescope data before a NASA spacecraft reaches the distant dwarf planet in 2015.
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 →
Jun 9, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto is often considered to be a 'binary planet' with its largest moon Charon and now it seems that both share more than a common orbit -- they may share a thin atmosphere. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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