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October 1, 2016

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Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A team of scientists has discovered a highly unusual planetary system comprised of a sun-like star, a dwarf star, and an enormous planet sandwiched in ... read more

Dec. 5, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby -- and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — The Gemini Planet Imager and the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed details of an unusual exoplanet and its star that suggest the planetary system underwent a violent episode in its early history ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A professor of planetary astronomy has described a simple 'planet test' that can be readily applied to bodies orbiting the sun and other stars. According to this new test, all eight solar ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — The New Horizons team described a wide range of findings about the Pluto system in its first research paper, just published. 'The Pluto System: Initial Results from its Exploration by New ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — The first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Data from the NASA New Horizons Mission hint that Pluto may still be geologically active, a theory that could explain how Pluto's escaping atmosphere remains flush with ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new image of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon has a captivating feature -- a depression with a peak in the ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Back in 1930, it was an easy answer -- Pluto was a planet because we couldn't see anything else brighter at a similar distance away from us, says a cosmologist. Then, in the 1990s, astronomers ... read more

July 15, 2015 — New close-up images of a region near Pluto's equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Since its discovery in 2005, Pluto's moon Hydra has been known only as a fuzzy dot of uncertain shape, size, and reflectivity. Imaging obtained during New Horizons' historic transit of the ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Remarkable new details of Pluto's largest moon Charon are revealed in this image from New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), taken late on July 13, 2015 from a distance of ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by the NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the ... read more

July 15, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. The preprogrammed ... read more

July 14, 2015 — New Horizons has obtained impressive new images of Pluto and its large moon Charon that highlight their compositional diversity. These are not actual color images of Pluto and Charon -- they are ... read more

July 14, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto. After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- ... read more

July 14, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons mission has answered one of the most basic questions about Pluto -- its size. Mission scientists have found Pluto to be 1,473 miles (2,370 kilometers) in diameter, somewhat ... read more

July 13, 2015 — The moment is finally here: after a decade of travel, the New Horizons probe is about to encounter Pluto. Flying faster than a speeding bullet -- literally -- the probe has to perform complex ... read more

July 9, 2015 — This is the latest map of Pluto created from images taken from June 27 to July 3 by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons, combined with lower-resolution color data from the ... read more

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