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Pluto has “Sand Dunes”, but Instead of Sand, it’s Grains of Frozen Methane

After reviewing data from the New Horizons mission, an international team of scientists determined that Pluto has dunes made of…

2 years ago

Pluto is What You Get When a Billion Comets Smash Together

A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion…

2 years ago

Pluto’s Charon Gets Mountains Named After Sci-Fi Authors Octavia Butler and Arthur C. Clarke, as Well as Many Others From History and Legend. I Approve!

The IAU just approved of a dozen names for features on Pluto's moon Charon, which include mountains named after Octavia…

2 years ago

New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture From This Far From Earth

This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record…

2 years ago

New Study Provides Explanation for Pluto’s Giant Blades of Ice

A new study by members of the New Horizons team has provided an explanation for Pluto's mysteries "bladed terrain".

2 years ago

New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target Just Got Weirder!

In preparation for their historic flyby with a KBO, the New Horizons team conducted observations that indicated that the target…

2 years ago

Hey Map Collectors, Here’s a New Map of Pluto!

Using data from the New Horizons spacecraft, the mission team has created some new maps of Pluto and its largest…

3 years ago

Two Years Ago Today: It Was a Clear Day on Pluto When New Horizons Flew By

It was two years ago this morning that we awoke to see the now iconic image of Pluto that the…

3 years ago

New Horizons Team Already Finding Surprises on Next Flyby Target

While the New Horizons spacecraft was heading to Pluto, scientists from the mission used Hubble and other telescopes to try…

3 years ago

Did you Know There are X-rays Coming from Pluto? That’s Strange, What’s Causing it?

A new study by a team of astronomers has revealed that an unexpected amount of x-ray emissions coming from Pluto,…

3 years ago