Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft engines start just prior to lift off from launch pad 41 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 19 January 2006. The spacecraft is on a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, following two days of delays. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Call: Pluto-Bound Craft Crosses Neptune Orbit

The New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto, crossed the orbit of Neptune Monday.

08/25/2014

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Capt. Kirk’s ‘Vulcan’ Top Name For New Pluto Moons

An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series.

CBS4–02/25/2013

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Contest Seeks Underworldly Names For 2 Pluto Moons

Pluto’s two tiniest moons need a name and you can help, but you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.

CBS4–02/12/2013

This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows five moons orbiting the distant, icy dwarf planet Pluto. The green circle marks the newly discovered moon, designated S/2012 (134340) 1, or P5, as photographed by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 on 7 July 2012. (Photo credit: M. Showalter/AFP/GettyImages)

Pluto Still Not A Planet But Boasts 5 Moons

Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion.
Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the tally of known moons to five.

CBS4–07/12/2012

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