Pluto

Pluto Picture (Source: NASA)

Conditions On Pluto: Incredibly Hazy With Flowing Ice

Scientists said Pluto in covered in flowing ice and is hazier than they expected.

07/24/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
(Photo by NASA)

‘Beautiful Eye Candy’: Frozen Plains In Pluto’s Heart

Pluto’s heart is vast and frozen – in a good way.

07/17/2015

Pluto Picture (Source: NASA)

NASA Scientists Pour Over New Pluto Pictures

Pictures snapped Monday gave us our first clear look at Pluto, our solar system’s most famous dwarf planet, thanks to New Horizons.

07/15/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
(Photo by NASA)

Pluto Up Close: Spacecraft Achieves Flyby, Then Calls Home

Culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned 3 billion miles and 9 ½ years, the moment of closest approach to Pluto for the New Horizons spacecraft came Tuesday at 7:49 AM.

07/14/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the dwarf planet Pluto is shown on July 14, 2015.  Photo taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. 
(Photo by NASA)

Local Planetarium Celebrates Pluto Flyby

New Horizons blasted into space in 2006. Tuesday morning, scientists at mission control broke out into cheers as the spacecraft finally flew past the most famous dwarf planet in our solar system. We’ve now gotten up close to every planet from Mercury to Pluto.

07/14/2015

The New Horizons spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket lifts off 19 January 2006 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The spacecraft is on a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, following two days of delays       AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Little Pluto Bigger Than Scientists Thought As Flyby Looms

Pluto, once considered the ninth planet from the sun, is a little bigger than anyone imagined.

07/13/2015

The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as preparations are under way for an April 29 launch of Endeavour, which will be its last flight. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Showtime For Pluto; Prepare To Be Amazed By NASA Flyby

Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

07/12/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JANUARY 19:  A Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket lifts off of pad 41 carrying NASA's Pluto New Horizons spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center January 19, 2006 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The New Horizons mission is scheduled to conduct at five-month reconnaissance study of Pluto and Charon in 2015.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Pluto Just 4 Weeks, 20 Million Miles Away For Spacecraft

After traveling 3 billion miles, over the course of nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep.

06/16/2015

The New Horizons spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket lifts off 19 January 2006 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The spacecraft is on a trailblazing probe to Pluto, at the solar system's outermost limits, following two days of delays       AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Spacecraft Almost To Pluto: Smile For Camera!

Nine years in the making, a NASA spacecraft will begin photographing Pluto, the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet, on Sunday.

01/23/2015

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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