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Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world
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Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

Jul 19th 2015, 5:30 PM 40,967 Views 49 Comments

Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.

"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto
# The Final Frontier
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"A giant surprise": New photos reveal previously unseen mountains on Pluto

Jul 15th 2015, 9:09 PM 21,641 Views 42 Comments

WOAH.

This simple GIF shows you everything we learned about Pluto today
# Hi Pluto
# Hi Pluto

This simple GIF shows you everything we learned about Pluto today

Jul 14th 2015, 3:43 PM 3,577 Views 1 Comment

Plucky little Pluto.

Take a look at Pluto as you've never seen it
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Take a look at Pluto as you've never seen it

Jul 14th 2015, 2:16 PM 18,334 Views 42 Comments

As no-one has ever seen it really – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently as close to the distant (former) planet as any probe in history.

Nasa just released the clearest photo you've ever seen of Pluto
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Nasa just released the clearest photo you've ever seen of Pluto

Jul 11th 2015, 1:00 PM 40,601 Views 33 Comments

It has never been seen in such detail.

The final approach to Pluto: We live in very exciting times for space exploration
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The final approach to Pluto: We live in very exciting times for space exploration

Jun 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 92 Views 60 Comments

In less than one month, on 14 July, New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto.

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
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# Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 763 Views 38 Comments

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

What would you call Pluto's two smallest moons?
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What would you call Pluto's two smallest moons?

Feb 12th 2013, 3:06 PM 5,976 Views 60 Comments

The SETI Institute are giving the public the chance to choose the names of the moons referred to now as P4 and P5.

Astronomers get rare glimpse of icy, dwarf planet
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Astronomers get rare glimpse of icy, dwarf planet

Nov 21st 2012, 8:30 PM 11,082 Views 17 Comments

‘Makemake’ is one of five dwarf planets known to exist on the edge of our Solar System – but very little has been known about it until this point.

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto
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Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

Jul 11th 2012, 11:25 PM 5,376 Views 31 Comments

The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…

'New Earth' found in distant solar system
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'New Earth' found in distant solar system

Dec 6th 2011, 11:58 AM 4,124 Views 28 Comments

Nasa has called the discovery of Kepler 22-b a “major milestone on the road to finding Earth’s twin”.