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Dec 08, 2019, 12.54 PM IST

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Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

New York, Sep 8 (IANS) The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid and is erroneous, scientists argued challenging previously held theories.

Why Pluto turned out to be colder than expected

Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles could be responsible for keeping Pluto's atmosphere more frigid than scientists expected, a study says.

Pluto mountain range named after Tenzing Norgay

Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) Assigning the first set of official names of surface features on Pluto, the International Astronomical Union has approved a mountain range on the icy dwarf planet to be named afte...

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  • Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a boost to the search for alien life, a new NASA study suggests that some icy worlds in our outer solar system, including Pluto, may harbour liquid water oceans beneath the surface.

    Washington, July 15 (IANS) To mark the two-year anniversary of New Horizons' historic Pluto flyby, NASA has released new maps of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, revealing their complex terrain.

    The object is in the Kuiper Belt, a distant region that surrounds the solar system and is filled with trillions of icy rocks that have yet to be explored.

    Pluto's relationship with its moon Charon is one of the more unusual interactions in the solar system due to Charon's size and proximity.

    Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Using a model similar to what meteorologists use to forecast weather and a computer simulation of the physics of evaporating ices, scientists have found evidence of snow and ice features, known as "penitentes", on Pluto. Until now, these had only been seen on the Earth.

    New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Scientists from NASAs New Horizons mission claim to have identified some cloud candidates on Pluto after examining images taken during the spacecrafts July 2015 flight through the dwarf planet system.

    London, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers believe they now know the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft.

    Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission which is an icy world billion kilometres past Pluto might have a small moon as orbital company, new data suggests.

    Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Examining images obtained by NASA's New Horizons probe, scientists have found that the reddish spot at the North Pole of Charon is chemically processed methane that escaped from Plutos atmosphere onto its largest moon.

    Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The dwarf planet Ceres may actually host many "hidden" ice volcanoes, besides the only one discovered recently, a study says.

    New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Pluto's frozen surface may conceal a liquid ocean lying deep beneath, suggests new research based on analysis of features revealed by NASA's New Horizons probe.

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