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Jul 6, 2015 08:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will get a final set of commands on Tuesday, allowing it to perform next week's close encounter with unexplored Pluto.
Jul 2, 2015 12:51 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we anticipate the July 14 New Horizons Pluto flyby, in new images published by the mission team on Wednesday, the small world has revealed it has two faces.
Jul 1, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found gigantic sinkholes more than 200 yards (183 meters) in diameter -- twice the length of a football field -- and just about as deep breaking the surface of the comet being studied by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
Jun 29, 2015 01:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
Jun 23, 2015 08:54 AM ET // Irene Klotz
From its orbital perch 2,700 miles above Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned new images of the dwarf planet showing more even more small bright spots inside a 55-mile crater.
Jun 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
Jun 24, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The pictures coming back from NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft are still fuzzy, but they reveal a startling fact about the unexplored, icy world: it has a different color than its co-orbiting partner, Charon.
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?
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