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New photo of a back-lit Pluto reveals possible cloud on the dwarf planet

A newly-released image taken during New Horizons' flyby of Pluto shows the back lit dwarf planet in a detailed new light.<p>The photo, captured just …

Could there be life in Pluto’s ocean?

Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep …

Curiosity captura una de las panorámicas de Marte más espectaculares hasta la fecha

Después de mucho “esfuerzo”, el vehículo explorador de la NASA, Curiosity, ha logrado llegar a la cima de Vera Rubin Ridge, en el flanco norte de …

Marte tiene enormes depósitos de agua helada cerca de la superficie

A tan sólo uno o dos metros bajo la <b>superficie arenosa de Marte</b> yacen ocultos gigantescos <b>glaciares de más de cien metros de profundidad</b>. Son <b>depósitos</b> …

The Latest Data on Pluto Shows It's More Planet-Like Than We Thought

Pluto is one mysterious, confusing world, and the more we learn about it, the less astronomers know how to classify it.<p>In 2006, the International …

New research explores Pluto's 'beating heart'

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto in July of 2015.<p>But data it gathered has not stopped coming in, and will be analyzed for years to …

Solar System

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning …

One Does Not Simply Jump off the Cliffs of Mordor

NASA released a photo of Pluto’s moon Charon the other day, and in the article about it they mentioned something I hadn’t thought of when I first saw …

'Land' on Pluto's Icy Plains in This Amazing New NASA Video

This may be the closest we ever get to landing on Pluto.<p>A new video takes viewers on a ride nearly down to the dwarf planet's surface, stopping just …

New images of Pluto's snakeskin surface revealed

Nasa's New Horizons reveals snakeskin-like patterns on the surface of Pluto<p>The latest images of Pluto reveal that the dwarf planet has a much more varied landscape than anticipated.<p>Nasa's New Horizons probe has captured the latest high-resolution images of the dwarf planet, which show what appears …

Pluto's Underworld and Icy Heart Collide in New View

Pluto's underworld has been revealed in a new image that shows the boundary between vast, gray, icy plains and red, rugged highlands.<p>The new, highly …

Pluto Is Emitting X-Rays, and That's Really Weird

Something very strange is going on around Pluto. The icy world that sits some 3.6 billion miles from the sun appears to be emitting x-rays—high …

X-rays

Pluto 'paints' its largest moon Charon red

In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, …

Underground ocean found on Pluto, likely slushy with ice

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Scientists have found evidence that tiny, distant Pluto harbors a hidden ocean beneath the frozen surface of its heart-shaped central plain containing as much water as all of Earth’s seas.<p>New Horizons spacecraft is seen transmitting data back to Earth in an undated artist's …

NASA’s New Horizons unveils its masterpiece: Pluto’s interior

And what it found was a world swimming, literally, with possibilities.<p><i>Just as a Chihuahua is still a dog, these ice dwarfs are still planetary</i> …

The icy mysteries of Pluto

Pluto turns out to be far more weird than anyone ever expected, with all kinds of unexplained phenomena on the surface.<p>We sought out some of Europe’s finest ice planet experts to find out more:<p>Pluto has been a mystery since it was discovered in 1930.<p>First called a planet, then re-classified as a …

Why a group of scientists think we need another mission to Pluto

New Horizons: Part 2?<p>In the summer of 2015, a tiny NASA spacecraft called New Horizons zoomed by Pluto, giving us our first ever up-close look at this tiny world at the edge of the Solar System. But many are starting to think that flying by Pluto just once was not enough. A group of scientists …

NASA's spectacular flyover video transports you to Pluto

Back in July 2015, NASA's New Horizons probe completed an historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. Collecting over 50 gigabits of data during the …

Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto

This summer, scientists crisscrossed two oceans, braved wind and cold and deployed two dozen telescopes — all for five blinks of starlight that lasted a second or less.<p>For the team working with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a spectacular flyby of Pluto two years ago, those smidgens of …

The next stop for NASA's Pluto spacecraft may be a duck-shaped space rock

Rubber ducky, you're the one for New Horizons<p>Two years after its famous flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is zooming toward another space rock at the edge of the Solar System, and scientists now think they may know its shape. The object could resemble a rubber duck or it could be two …

Japan probe orbits Venus as NASA sends back images of Kuiper Belt object

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has given us a glimpse of one of the most distant visible objects in the solar system as Japan's space agency prepares for a close orbit of one of our nearest neighbors.<p>Japan's Akatsuki probe -- the name means "dawn" in Japanese -- was originally launched in May 2010 but missed its …

Solar System

Red-faced Pluto Full of Surprises

Hey, Mars, you’ve got company. Looks like there’s a second “red planet” in the Solar System — Pluto. Color images returned from NASA’s <b>New Horizons</b> …

Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

Mission culminates in images of former ninth planet that show mountain ranges of ice and suggest surface has recently been ‘paved over’ by geological activity<p>For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed …

Pluto's brilliant 'heart'

This high-resolution image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual …

New evidence points to hidden ocean on Pluto

Evidence is mounting that Pluto has a hidden ocean that could potentially be a habitat for life. Scientists believe it is buried beneath the dwarf …