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Mar 24 2015
11:59 UTC

How You Can Pick Pluto’s Placenames!

In July 2015, we will finally have our long-awaited closeup views of the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons when NASA's New Horizons probe flies past the tiny and distant […]

Posted by Astronotes

Mar 23 2015
17:32 UTC

Pluto Update

New Horizons on the Approach and a Contest to Name Pluto Surface FeaturesIt's exciting to think that we are now just a few weeks away from getting some of the first, clearest, and most detailed images of Pluto. The New Horizons mission will soon be close enough to start returning images similar in scope and

Posted by TheSpacewriter's Ramblings

Mar 06 2015
19:27 UTC

Ceres Gets a Visitor

Dawn Mission Achieves First-ever Orbit around a Dwarf PlanetThis year is truly the Year of the Dwarf Planet! Earlier today, NASA's Dawn spacecraft slipped into orbit around dwarf planet Ceres and settled in for a long-term study of this little world. Think about what this achievement means. First, this isn't the first world the spacecraft

Posted by TheSpacewriter's Ramblings

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