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.
Mumbai man to steer Nasa's historic flyby
Shyam Bhaskaran of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was born in 1963 at a clinic in Matunga.
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 after Tenzing Norgay.
Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath icy surface: NASA
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.
NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon
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.
NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge
Launched in January 2006, New Horizons embarked on its 4 billion-mile journey toward the solar system's edge to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons.
NASA spacecraft to explore ancient object beyond Pluto
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.
Moon saving Pluto's atmosphere from decay
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.
Earth-like snow and ice features found on Pluto
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.
NASA probe finds hint of cloud on Pluto
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.
NASA spacecraft spots next flyby target from over 160 mn kms
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has detected its next flyby target, which is an icy world a billion kilometres past Pluto, from more than 160 million kilometres away and over four months ahead of its New Year's 2019 close encounter.
Extremely distant solar system object discovered
Scientists have discovered a distant object at the edge of the solar system, which completes one orbit around the Sun every 40,000 years, a finding that supports the presence of Planet X.
What shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?
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.
Charon's red spot caused by Pluto's atmosphere
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.
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