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Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto
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Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto

Cthulhu Regio stretches nearly halfway around Pluto's equator, starting from the west of the great nitrogen ice plains known as Sputnik Planum.

The hills are alive: Nasa's New Horizons spots several 'floating' hills on Pluto
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The hills are alive: Nasa's New Horizons spots several 'floating' hills on Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has captured images of frozen nitrogen glaciers on Pluto carrying numerous 'floating' hills that may be fragments of water ice, giving an insight into the dwarf planet's fascinating and abundant geological activity.

Not Pluto: Scientists say they have 'good evidence' for a ninth planet in the solar system
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Not Pluto: Scientists say they have 'good evidence' for a ninth planet in the solar system

Scientists reported on Wednesday they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.

Nasa has released the best close-up photos of Pluto we may see in decades
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Nasa has released the best close-up photos of Pluto we may see in decades

Nasa has released a series of sharp Pluto snapshots, billing them as the best close-ups of the dwarf planet we may see for decades.

Nasa unveils new stunning Pluto images, shows its spectacular surface colours
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Nasa unveils new stunning Pluto images, shows its spectacular surface colours

Pluto contains a rich variety of colors on its surface, according to observations out Thursday from NASA's New Horizons probe that stunned astronomers.

See Pluto’s blue skies and frozen water in latest photos from Nasa’s New Horizons
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See Pluto’s blue skies and frozen water in latest photos from Nasa’s New Horizons

In a major finding, the first colour images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes beamed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft show that the icy-dwarf planet has blue skies similar to Earth and frozen water on its surface.

New Horizons latest photos show Pluto's largest moon Charon’s colourful and violent history
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New Horizons latest photos show Pluto's largest moon Charon’s colourful and violent history

Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto's largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history.

Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020
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Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, Nasa has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme.

‘It looks more like dragon scales’: Pluto’s latest photos reveal new topographical details
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‘It looks more like dragon scales’: Pluto’s latest photos reveal new topographical details

New “snakeskin” images of Pluto sent by NASA's New Horizons probe have revealed a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details.

'It’s a treasure trove': New Horizons probe sends important data about Pluto to Earth
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'It’s a treasure trove': New Horizons probe sends important data about Pluto to Earth

Seven weeks after New Horizons sped past the Pluto system to study the unexplored world, the mission team has begun the intensive downlinking of the massive data the spacecraft collected and stored on its digital recorders.

Pluto could have alien life, says physicist Brian Cox after New Horizons flyby
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Pluto could have alien life, says physicist Brian Cox after New Horizons flyby

Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.

‘These missions are YOUR missions’: NASA’s Pluto team and their uber cool AMA
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‘These missions are YOUR missions’: NASA’s Pluto team and their uber cool AMA

Here are the highlights from the NASA New Horizons team's Reddit AMA

What NASA's New Horizons found: Ice mountains on Pluto, canyons on its moon
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What NASA's New Horizons found: Ice mountains on Pluto, canyons on its moon

Close up photographs of Pluto show ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

Infographic: All you need to know about the historic Pluto flyby by NASA’s New Horizons
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Infographic: All you need to know about the historic Pluto flyby by NASA’s New Horizons

Here's a handy guide for all you need to know about the Pluto flyby by NASA's New Horizons.

'A landmark feat in space exploration': PM Modi congratulates NASA on Pluto mission
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'A landmark feat in space exploration': PM Modi congratulates NASA on Pluto mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night congratulated NASA for its success in space exploration as its spaceship sent data and photos of Pluto.

Meme affair: Twitter responds to Pluto flyby with hilarious tweets
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Meme affair: Twitter responds to Pluto flyby with hilarious tweets

For the first time, we go a up close and personal look at Pluto & discovered that it had a heart, but what sent the internet into a tizzy is a set of memes

Hello Pluto! NASA's New Horizons spacecraft achieves Pluto historic flyby, then calls home
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Hello Pluto! NASA's New Horizons spacecraft achieves Pluto historic flyby, then calls home

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.

From Barack Obama to Stephen Hawking, here's what people had to say about NASA's #PlutoFlyBy
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From Barack Obama to Stephen Hawking, here's what people had to say about NASA's #PlutoFlyBy

From President Barack Obama to Stephen Hawking, here's what people had to say about #PlutoFlyBy

US spacecraft whizzes past Pluto in historic flyby
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US spacecraft whizzes past Pluto in historic flyby

An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on Tuesday and survived its close encounter with the distant dwarf planet after a journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion kilometers) and nearly 10 years.