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Historic pictures of planets in our solar system

A new image of Earth from space, and last week’s photos of Pluto, lead our collection of historic images of planets<p>Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission Earth from a million miles away: Dscovr satellite sends new image

Astronomy

Pluto up close: Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft's flyby, in pictures - Telegraph

Pluto the dog can, like, totally be seen on Pluto the dwarf planet

Legend has it that on the evening of September 14th, 1928, a 26-year-old Walt Disney looked up in the sky and observed a glow unlike he had ever seen before. It was faint, but Disney was a known visionary — one with superhuman sight. Disney squinted, and through that squint he saw a planet. …

Solar System

Why was Pluto stripped of planet status?

After years of arguments astronmers voted to strip Pluto of its planet status in 2006<p>Astronomers voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006<p>The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) said that Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other …

Space

Little world, big heart: Pluto stuns in New Horizons image

Pluto may be a dwarf planet, but it’s got an out-sized heart. Before<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the icy world, it snapped and sent back this image showcasing the big, bright, heart-shaped feature covering a large part of the surface.<p>This was the final and most detailed snapshot before …

Solar System