NASA probe unveils Pluto's striking surface variations
The first published results from the historic flyby of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in July have unveiled the icy-dwarf planet's striking surface variations.
NASA captures Pluto's moon Charon in stunning detail
Charon's colour palette is not as diverse as Pluto's; most striking is the reddish north...
New Pluto images show stunning complexity
New close-up images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft have unveiled a bewildering variet...
Planetoid beyond Pluto New Horizons' next destination
This remote Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA.
Pluto may harbour alien life: UK physicist
Cox believes the tell-tale ooze of glaciers on Pluto's surface hints at the possibility of a subterranean sea warm enough to host organic chemistry.
What will be NASA's next big solar system mission?
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A new mission to Saturn's moons Titan or Enceladus to find signs of life beyond Earth cannot be ruled out as NASA says it is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system mission to be launched in the mid-2020s.
'Iceball' planet about the same mass as Earth discovered
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an "extremely cold" new planet about the same mass as Earth, and the same distance from its host star as our planet is from our Sun.
Here's how much a mission to Pluto costs
NASA's New Horizons mission sent a spacecraft to fly over Pluto for the very first time in history, and they did it on a budget of $720 million.
NASA spacecraft discovers frozen plains in Pluto's 'heart'
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a vast, craterless plain in Pluto's 'heart' that appears to be no more than 100 million years old.
US spacecraft survives close encounter with Pluto
An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto and survived its encounter with the dwarf planet after a journey of three billion miles.
Pluto larger than previously thought: NASA
The size was determined from images acquired with the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard New Horizons spacecraft.
NASA counts down to nail-biter Pluto flyby
A NASA spacecraft will reveal details of Pluto's surface for the first time, as it speeds by the dwarf planet after a near decade-long journey.
First signs of geology spotted on Pluto's surface
After New Horizons makes its closest pass over Pluto's surface, the images we get back will be hundreds of times higher resolution than this one.
How did we get to Pluto so fast?
On July 14th, the New Horizons spacecraft will make history when it sails past Pluto, formerly known as the ninth planet.
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