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Pluto is not a planet: Today marks a decade since the dwarf planet’s demotion

Most children of the 90s and before, grew up learning names of the nine planets with the phrase My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets”. Ten years down the line, even as Pluto ceases to be a planet, people find

Pluto is not a planet: Today marks a decade since the dwarf planet’s demotion

What keeps Pluto’s icy ‘heart’ beating

NASA scientists have discovered that the icy surface of Pluto's "heart" is being constantly renewed by a process called convection that replaces older surface ice with fresher material.

What keeps Pluto’s icy ‘heart’ beating

NASA scientists reveal Pluto and its moons

NASA scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former "astronomer's planet" and its "intriguing system of small moons" in a comprehensive set of papers describing results from last s

NASA’s New Horizon probe captures Pluto’s mysterious, floating hills

In yet another example of Pluto's fascinating and abundant geological activity, NASA's New Horizon has captured nitrogen ice glaciers carrying an intriguing cargo - numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice

NASA New Horizons snap shows Pluto’s atmosphere in infrared wavelength

The US space agency NASA has released a photo taken by its New Horizons spacecraft that shows Pluto's atmosphere in infrared wavelengths.

NASA releases coloured images of Pluto

NASA has released an enhanced colour mosaic that combines some of the sharpest views of Pluto

NASA releases coloured images of Pluto

Mountains on Pluto believed to be ice volcanoes, scientists say

Scientists have discovered what appear to be ice-spewing volcanoes on surface of Pluto, raising questions about how the tiny, distant world has been so geologically active, according to research presented on Monday.

After Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on new mission to 2014 MU69

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which gave us the first close-up views of Pluto, now has a much smaller object in its sights.

After Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on new mission to 2014 MU69

NASA probe unveils Pluto’s striking surface variations

The first published results from the historic flyby of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in July have unveiled the icy-dwarf planet's striking surface variations and unique moon rotations.

NASA probe unveils Pluto’s striking surface variations

NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky and red ice at Pluto

The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.

NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky and red ice at Pluto

Earth’s ‘frozen’ inner core formed 1-1.5 bn yrs ago

A new study has indicated that Earth's inner core was formed 1-1.5 billion years ago.

NASA captures Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, which show a surprisingly complex and violent history.

NASA captures Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

Sun provides dramatic backlighting for latest Pluto pictures

The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission's top scientist says it ''makes you feel you are there.''

New Pluto images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft stunning

New close-up images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft have unveiled a bewildering variety of surface features - craters, ice flows, mountains, valleys and apparent dunes - that have scientists reeling because of th

Pluto may harbour alien life: UK physicist

Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.

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