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Why Is The Sky Blue On Pluto? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is the sky blue on Pluto?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Mr. Science” but again it still beats answering inquiries about assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Plating” was ...

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‘Star Wars’ And ‘Star Trek’ Fans Argue Over Pluto

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According to numerous sources, Pluto has become a problem.   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) New Horizons Pluto Mission has quite unintentionally sparked what some call “a heated argument” between fans of Star Trek and fans of the Star ...

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New Horizons Under 50 Million Miles From Pluto

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Officials from NASA  (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced in a statement that the New Horizons probe, slated to make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, has taken pictures that have revealed more details of the dwarf ...

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history again. Not only is it the first spacecraft to reach Pluto, it also managed to capture pictures of Pluto on what would have been Clyde Tombaugh’s 109th birthday. Tombaugh is the person who ...

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Study: 2 Planets Larger Than Earth, Beyond Pluto Orbit Sun

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A new study has unveiled that there are at least two more planets orbiting the sun, larger than the size of Earth, far beyond Pluto’s orbit. The research is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The ...

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NASA New Horizons Begins Pluto Probe

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft officially began its six-month approach to the planet Pluto yesterday. If successful this will be the first close flyby of the icy cold dwarf planet. Following a 3-billion-mile trek that started back in 2006, the New ...

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Recent Image of the Asteroid Ceres Captured

As Dawn approaches, new image of dwarf planet Ceres

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There has been a 976 kilometers wide main belt asteroid planet 1 Ceres has been noticed by the approaching Dawn Spacecraft from a distance of 1.2 million kilometers on 1st December 2014. Dawn initiates its approach phase towards Ceres on ...

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Spacecraft Bound For Pluto Set To Awake 9 Years After Launch

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(NEW YORK) – A spacecraft is set to awake from hibernation soon as it prepares for its upcoming close encounter with Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to awake on Dec. 6 from the last of its 18 hibernation ...

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Mars craters for $5?

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You can name Mars’ craters for just 5 dollars each Scientists and astronauts step aside.  The space-education project, Uwingu, (“sky” in Swahili), is making it possible for anyone to name any of Mars’ 500,000 or so unnamed craters, as part ...

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