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New Horizons: Pluto probe's next target chosen

<b>Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.</b><p>It is called 2014 MU69, and was one of two comet-like objects that were under consideration by scientists working on the mission.<p>The US space agency will now carry out a review of the plan before …

Solar System

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice.<p>The team responsible for the New …

Solar System

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Pluto seen in timelapse video released by Nasa – report

Nasa unveils a sequence of images that show how human understanding of Pluto has evolved since the 1930s. On Wednesday night, the dwarf planet was revealed in a high-resolution image for the first time in a picture taken by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft. Pluto was once considered an icy, dead …

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

Planets

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

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Nasa's New Horizons: Space probe makes Pluto dwarf planet flypast

New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever flown, made history today as it shot past Pluto at more than 30,000mph taking pictures and collecting scientific data<p>Astonishing images taken from Nasa's New Horizon's spacecraft have shown for the first time that Pluto is red like Mars.<p>Scientists were …

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

PlayStation CPU Powering Probe Travelling Towards Pluto

The New Horizons space probe which recently completed a flyby of Pluto and beamed new images of the planet back to Earth is being guided by the same CPU which powered the original PlayStation console. As reported by The Verge, the probe contains a MIPS R3000 CPU, repurposed to "fire thrusters, …

Space Station

Let’s Spend Some Time Gazing at the Magnificence of Pluto

Wow, space is really something.<p>In the next few days, NASA will begin releasing the first-ever high-resolution photos of Pluto, one of the largest remote, non-planetary objects orbiting the sun. Taken days ago by a probe launched from Earth nearly a decade ago, the photos are part of a mission to …

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

New Horizons alive and well after historic Pluto flyby

At 20:52 EDT (01:52 BST) New Horizons finally phoned home.<p>In a 15-minute series of status messages the craft confirmed it was working as expected …

Two for the price of one: The unique binary system of Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons is described as a mission to Pluto, but one of the reasons the dwarf planet is so fascinating to scientists is that it’s part of the only known binary system in our solar system.<p>In a binary system, both members of the pair orbit around a common center of gravity. Earth is about …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Bursts, Storms Swirl

X-rays shoot from an erupting black hole and typhoons line up to take shots at Asia.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, Saturn's rings "pierce" one of its moons and a mission to bring back a piece of an asteroid gets …

New Horizons: Latest Pluto image offers glimpses of geology

At last! After spending 9.5 years traveling 3 billion miles to reach Pluto,<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has snapped an image of the dwarf planet that bears tantalizing hints of geologic features that will become clearer in the coming days.<p>Until now, little has been known about what the …

Solar System

New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto's Moon Charon ... and Vader Crater?

LAUREL, Md. — Pluto is the star of the show for NASA's New Horizons mission — but its biggest moon, Charon, is a close second. The two icy worlds are sometimes characterized as the first known double dwarf planets because they orbit a common center of gravity in a complex gravitational dance.<p>So …

Solar System

Journey to Pluto: 9.5 years, one amazing flyby

We are SO CLOSE!<p>After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to give humanity its first detailed look at Pluto and its large moon Charon.<p>At approximately 4:49 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, the spacecraft will fly within 7,800 miles of Pluto's …

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

This black hole outgrew its galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole – among the most massive black holes ever found – inside a normal-sized galaxy.<p>Astronomers have …

Zooming In On Pluto And Its Moons

The latest and greatest images from the New Horizons mission<p>A manmade spacecraft will fly by Pluto for the first time ever on July 14. As it speeds through the Pluto system at 35,000 miles per hour, the New Horizons spacecraft will send back the first closeups of the former planet and its moons. …

Solar System

Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission

Cheers, whoops and flag waving broke out at Nasa’s New Horizons control centre as scientists celebrated the spacecraft’s dramatic flyby of Pluto, considered the last unexplored world in the solar system.<p>The probe shot past at more than 28,000mph (45,000 km/h) at 12.49pm BST (7.49am ET) on a …

Pluto

Hello Pluto: Nasa releases closest picture yet as probe approaches

New Horizons spacecraft captures sharp, close-up image as it approaches the dwarf planet on its flyby<p>By the standards of modern astronomical photography it might seem initially underwhelming – a grey-and-white sphere sitting amid the blackness – but make no mistake, this is a big moment for human …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

It has taken nearly a decade and 3 billion miles to get there, but scientists are about to get their first look at Pluto.<p>The New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on the tiny world once thought to be at the edge of our solar system. On Tuesday the probe will begin an intensive nine-day scientific …

Ted Cruz insists “religious liberty” is different from bigotry — but refuses to say how

“Bigotry is wrong,” he said, before telling NBC he’d dismantle the Supreme Court over same-sex marriage decision<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 29, 2015 1:22pm (UTC)<p>Monday on NBC's "Today," Texas senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz stood by his remarks that last Thursday and Friday represented …