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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…

Underground ocean found on Pluto, likely slushy with ice

1 year, 10 months ago
HOUSTON: 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. The finding, reported on Wednesday in…

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

3 years, 7 days ago
Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from NASA's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.

Scientists puzzle over Pluto's polygons

3 years, 2 months ago
NEW YORK: New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto show odd polygon-shaped features and smooth hills in an crater-free plain, indications that the icy world is geologically active, New Horizons scientists said on…

NASA readies for first Pluto close-up

3 years, 3 months ago
MIAMI: An unmanned NASA spacecraft will see what Pluto's surface really looks like for the first time Tuesday, beaming images back to Earth as it speeds by the dwarf planet after a near decade-long journey.

NASA detects possible polar ice cap on Pluto

3 years, 5 months ago
MIAMI: Pluto may have a polar ice cap, NASA scientists said Wednesday after analyzing the latest images from an unmanned spacecraft that is approaching the distant dwarf planet.

NASA spacecraft set to take photos of Pluto

3 years, 8 months ago
WASHINGTON: Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.