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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sets new record by capturing the farthest image from Earth by a spacecraft
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sets new record by capturing the farthest image from Earth by a spacecraft

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

Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017
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Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017

2017 was a great year for anyone interested in space and astronomy featuring several groundbreaking discoveries and heart-wrenching goodbyes

NASA: Evidence of liquid water found beneath the icy crusts of Trans-Neptunian objects on Pluto
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NASA: Evidence of liquid water found beneath the icy crusts of Trans-Neptunian objects on Pluto

These frigid worlds are found beyond the orbit of Neptune and include Pluto and its moons.

Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles
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Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles

The result is an atmospheric temperature of about minus 203 degrees Celsius, instead of the predicted minus 173 degrees Celsius.

From Charlie Brown's Snoopy to Rahul Gandhi's Pidi, loveable dogs have long been making their owners more likeable
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From Charlie Brown's Snoopy to Rahul Gandhi's Pidi, loveable dogs have long been making their owners more likeable

Rahul bringing Pidi into the fold with a 14-second video is a smart move. You may have a lack of awe and appreciation for Rahul, but you can't hate his dog.

NASA researchers figure out the mystery behind the bladed terrain on Pluto
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NASA researchers figure out the mystery behind the bladed terrain on Pluto

The jagged geological ridges are found at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface, near its equator, and can soar many hundreds of feet into the sky.

Pluto's more prominent surface features get official names honouring yesteryear's pioneers
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Pluto's more prominent surface features get official names honouring yesteryear's pioneers

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGSPN) has officially named some of the more prominent surface features on the planet.

Nasa's New Horizons mission is half way to its next flyby target in the outer solar system
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Nasa's New Horizons mission is half way to its next flyby target in the outer solar system

Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half the distance from Pluto.

The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as one
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The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as one

The Earth cannot technically be considered as a planet, as it has failed to clear its orbit of all other objects.

Australia researchers seek help from amateur stargazers to hunt for 'Planet 9'
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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.

Scientists say Pluto is a planet, irrespective of whether or not it is designated as one
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Scientists say Pluto is a planet, irrespective of whether or not it is designated as one

Runyon and his co-authors argue for a definition of "planet" that focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the body itself, rather than external factors.

Nasa planetary scientists want to promote Pluto to the status of a planet again
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Nasa planetary scientists want to promote Pluto to the status of a planet again

If the proposed definition becomes the accepted scientific convention, then that could mean that there are over 110 planets in the solar system.

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft to explore ancient object beyond Pluto
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Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft to explore ancient object beyond Pluto

Nasa'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.

Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto
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Nasa probe spots possible clouds hovering over Pluto

Nasa'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.

Nasa's New Horizons mission finds hint of cloud on Pluto
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Nasa's New Horizons mission finds hint of cloud on Pluto

Scientists 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

Did you know what shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?
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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.

Liquid ocean on Pluto a distinct possibility: Study
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Liquid ocean on Pluto a distinct possibility: Study

Using a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with data from Nasa's New Horizons mission, researchers hope that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust.

Can Pluto be hiding a liquid ocean under its icy shell?
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Can Pluto be hiding a liquid ocean under its icy shell?

Present day Pluto may have a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust, according to a new analysis of data from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft.

Nasa's New Horizons space probe beams close-up images of Pluto
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Nasa's New Horizons space probe beams close-up images of Pluto

The most stunning and close-up images of Pluto's surface have been beamed back to Earth by Nasa's New Horizons space probe.

Space around Pluto nearly dust free: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
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Space around Pluto nearly dust free: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft

Space environment around Pluto and its moons is almost empty, containing only about six dust particles per cubic mile, according to data collected by a student-built instrument riding on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.