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An Insulating Layer of Gas Could Keep a Liquid Ocean Inside Pluto

A new study led by Japanese researchers indicates that Pluto could have a subsurface ocean, provided there is an "insulating…

2 months ago

Pluto and Charon Don’t Have Enough Small Craters

The New Horizons team just shared new findings about the lack of small craters on Pluto and Charon's surface, which…

4 months ago

New Horizons took this shot of MU69 as it sped away from its encounter

The latest images to come from the New Horizons mission show that Ultima Thule (the first KBO to be studied…

5 months ago

New Dwarf Planet Found in the Outskirts of the Solar System, Giving Astronomers More Ammunition to Search for Evidence of Planet 9

Astronomers have found a new dwarf planet way out beyond Pluto that never gets closer than 65 AUs to the…

10 months ago

New Horizons Sees its Next Target for the First Time: Ultima Thule. Flyby Happens January 1, 2019

Earlier this month, the New Horizons team managed to capture the first images of Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt Object…

11 months ago

New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons

A new research study conducted by an international team of researchers indicates that life can survive in a variety of…

1 year ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

1 year 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…

1 year ago