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November 11, 2020

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New work reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the forces that determined our Solar System's unusual ...

The Mountains of Pluto Are Snowcapped, but Not for the Same Reasons as on Earth

In 2015, the New Horizons space probe discovered spectacular snowcapped mountains on Pluto, which are strikingly similar to mountains on Earth. Such ...

Evidence Supports 'Hot Start' Scenario and Early Ocean Formation on Pluto

A new study suggests that Pluto and other large Kuiper belt objects started out with liquid oceans which have been slowly freezing over ...

Pluto's Icy Heart Makes Winds Blow

A 'beating heart' of frozen nitrogen controls Pluto's winds and may give rise to features on its surface, according to a new ...
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New Horizons Spacecraft Homing in on Kuiper Belt Target

Only hours from completing a historic flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on course and ready to gather scientific data on the small ...

All About Ultima: New Horizons Flyby Target Is Unlike Anything Explored in Space

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to fly by a target nicknamed 'Ultima Thule,' 4 billion miles from the Sun, on New Year's Day 2019. No spacecraft has ever explored such a ...

Odd Bodies, Rapid Spins Keep Cosmic Rings Close

Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea -- small objects deep in our solar system -- can be credited for forming and maintaining their ...

Studying Pluto Orbiter Mission

Astronomers have made several discoveries that expand the range and value of a future Pluto orbiter mission. The breakthroughs define a fuel-saving orbital tour and demonstrate that an orbiter can ...

Astronomers Find First Compelling Evidence for a Moon Outside Our Solar System

On the hunt for distant worlds, researchers have identified an exomoon candidate around the transiting exoplanet Kepler-1625b that indicates the presence of a previously unknown gas-giant ...

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

Astronomers have discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet ...

Pluto Should Be Reclassified as a Planet, Experts Say

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new ...

A Dozen New Moons of Jupiter Discovered, Including One 'Oddball'

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found -- 11 'normal' outer moons, and one that they're calling an 'oddball.' Astronomers first spotted the moons in the spring of ...

Secrets Behind Pluto's Dunes Revealed

Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto, and say they are likely to have been formed of methane ice grains released into its rarefied ...

Scientists Introduce Cosmochemical Model for Pluto Formation

Scientists integrated NASA's New Horizons discoveries with data from ESA's Rosetta mission to develop a new theory about how Pluto may have formed at the edge of our solar ...

Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon, Gets Its First Official Feature Names

Legendary explorers and visionaries, real and fictitious, are among those immortalized by the IAU in the first set of official surface-feature names for Pluto's largest moon, ...

Pluto's Hydrocarbon Haze Keeps Dwarf Planet Colder Than Expected

The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the ...