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Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout
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Astronomers confirm existence of planetoid furthest away in our solar system, names it Farfarout

Farfarout’s current distance from the Sun is 132 astronomical units (au), where 1 au is the distance between the Earth and Sun.

Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe
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Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe

The ‘leftover glow’ is coming from some dwarf galaxies that are present in the nearby universe “just beyond detectability”

Visuals from New Horizons capture faint glow of visible light permeating the universe
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Visuals from New Horizons capture faint glow of visible light permeating the universe

New Horizons is currently cruising beyond the solar system's edge, where light pollution caused by sunlight bounces off dust and debris.

The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?   
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The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?  

The Rubin observatory, will start functioning in 2022, has a giant telescope that will help find the ninth planet of our solar sytem.

Wasn't always frigid, astronomers think Pluto might've once upon a time been a warm body
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Wasn't always frigid, astronomers think Pluto might've once upon a time been a warm body

Pluto may possess an icy outer shell hundreds of km thick atop an ocean of water perhaps mixed with salts and ammonia, with a solid rocky core below.

Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe
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Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe

We saw the first black hole photo, many moon landings, the most distant asteroid ever imaged beyond Pluto among other spectacular wonders.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

NASA chief sticks by dwarf planet Pluto, says it deserves to be a real planet
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NASA chief sticks by dwarf planet Pluto, says it deserves to be a real planet

Astronomers in the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of its planetary status in 2006.

Ocean beneath Pluto's icy surface protected from freezing by a thin layer of gas
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Ocean beneath Pluto's icy surface protected from freezing by a thin layer of gas

Gas hydrates are crystalline ice-like solids formed of gas trapped within molecular water cages.

Winter in coming to Pluto: It's atmosphere could be destroyed forever this season
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Winter in coming to Pluto: It's atmosphere could be destroyed forever this season

Scientists observing Pluto for 28 years think its atmosphere will collapse from the growing pressure.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down due to hardware issues
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down due to hardware issues

Hubble's 3 other science instruments are still working fine, with celestial observations continuing.

NASA New Horizons zooms in on distant rock after switch to encounter mode
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NASA New Horizons zooms in on distant rock after switch to encounter mode

Communicating with a spacecraft that is so far away takes six hours and eight minutes each way.

Dwarf planet 'Goblin' spotted at the fringes of our solar system, well beyond Pluto
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Dwarf planet 'Goblin' spotted at the fringes of our solar system, well beyond Pluto

Goblin’s orbit is so stretched out, in fact, that it takes 40,000 years for it to circle the sun.

The 'Nibiru' or 'Planet X' conspiracy: Here's what NASA researchers have to say
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The 'Nibiru' or 'Planet X' conspiracy: Here's what NASA researchers have to say

Researchers found that ‘Planet X’ is plausible based on simulations, but what does that validate?

Rejecting Pluto's status as a planet was erroneous and incorrect, argue scientists
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Rejecting Pluto's status as a planet was erroneous and incorrect, argue scientists

The argument is based on gravity differences between Pluto and its nearest neighbour, Neptune.

Is there a Planet Nine out there, hiding in the far ends of our Solar System?
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Is there a Planet Nine out there, hiding in the far ends of our Solar System?

"It is now harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine than with one," says NASA.

NASA's New Horizon spacecraft spots its next target, an icy world 160 mn km away
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NASA's New Horizon spacecraft spots its next target, an icy world 160 mn km away

The New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto in 2015, is set to encounter the Kuiper Belt object.

NASA's New Horizons is ready for the farthest planetary encounter in history, a visit to the mysterious Ultima Thule
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NASA's New Horizons is ready for the farthest planetary encounter in history, a visit to the mysterious Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons is back after a six-month sleep and has a new target a Kuiper Belt Object called Ultime Thule; the flyby will take place on 1 January.

'Make Pluto a planet again': Six-year-old Irish girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut, pens a heartfelt letter to NASA
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'Make Pluto a planet again': Six-year-old Irish girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut, pens a heartfelt letter to NASA

Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.

NASA's New Horizons sets a record for capturing the farthest images from Earth, at a distance of 6.12 bn km
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NASA's New Horizons sets a record for capturing the farthest images from Earth, at a distance of 6.12 bn km

The new images released by NASA on 8 February were captured by New Horizons when the spacecraft was more than 6.12 billion km away.