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Sep 08, 2017
Pluto's more prominent surface features get official names honouring yesteryear's pioneersThe Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGSPN) has officially named some of the more prominent surface features on the planet.
Apr 05, 2017
Nasa's New Horizons mission is half way to its next flyby target in the outer solar systemContinuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half the distance from Pluto.
Mar 31, 2017
The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as oneThe Earth cannot technically be considered as a planet, as it has failed to clear its orbit of all other objects.
Mar 27, 2017
Australia researchers seek help from amateur stargazers to hunt for 'Planet 9'The Australian National University (ANU) has called on amateur astronomers to help its researchers find a new planet in the Solar System.
Mar 19, 2017
Scientists say Pluto is a planet, irrespective of whether or not it is designated as oneRunyon and his co-authors argue for a definition of "planet" that focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the body itself, rather than external factors.
Feb 21, 2017
Nasa planetary scientists want to promote Pluto to the status of a planet againIf the proposed definition becomes the accepted scientific convention, then that could mean that there are over 110 planets in the solar system.
Jan 26, 2017
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft to explore ancient object beyond PlutoNasa's New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to explore a small, ancient object located about 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto, nearly two years after its historic encounter with the icy dwarf planet.
Oct 20, 2016
Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over PlutoNasa's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.
Oct 19, 2016
Nasa's New Horizons mission finds hint of cloud on PlutoScientists from Nasa's New Horizons mission claim to have identified some cloud candidates on Pluto after examining images taken during the spacecrafts July 2015 flight through the dwarf planet system
Sep 20, 2016
Did you know what shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?Researchers believe they now know the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft.