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Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

1 year, 6 months ago
A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across…

The giant mystery of ‘Dwarf planet’ Ceres

3 years, 6 months ago
VIENNA: First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.

Mars ocean was bigger than the Arctic: NASA

3 years, 7 months ago
WASHINGTON: Mars once had a body of water bigger than Earth's Arctic Ocean and vast enough to cover the entire surface of the planet, NASA scientists said in a study released on Thursday.

NASA Dawn nears encounter with dwarf planet Ceres

3 years, 7 months ago
MIAMI: A NASA spacecraft called Dawn is about to become the first mission to orbit a dwarf planet when it slips into orbit Friday around Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt.