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Tags results for 'Pluto'

Pluto may have ice cap at pole

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may have a polar ice cap. This is the prospect revealed in the latest images to come down from the New Horizons spacecraft.

Chaotic orbital interactions keep flipping Pluto's moons

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Inhabitants of two of Pluto’s moons, Nix or Hydra, would not know when each day would begin and from which direction the Sun would rise.

Pluto revealed at last

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a multi-billion-km flight across the Solar System lasting nine and a half years.

New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal.

New Horizons: More Pluto pictures set for release

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Already, there are strong indications that Pluto and its main moon, Charon, have been active in the recent past.

Pluto's Atmosphere is Billowing Away into Space

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2015 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Pluto is a geologically active world with ice mountains and frozen plains of methane and nitrogen, we’ve just learned that Pluto’s atmosphere is pouring away into space.

Now that we have explored our solar system, what is the next frontier?

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
In the past 50 years, American spacecraft have visited every major component of our solar system.

New Horizons spurs new calls to make Pluto a planet once again

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Pluto is not only a little larger than previously thought, but also home to some remarkable geological features. Many are saying it's time to restore Pluto to its previous station.

New Horizons Finds Nitrogen Glaciers and Hazy Atmosphere on Pluto

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters.

Pluto and nitrogen: Why is there so much gas?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's New Horizons craft has revealed that Pluto has so much nitrogen that hundreds of tons of it escape into space each hour.

Planetoid a billion miles beyond Pluto selected as New Horizons' next destination

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2015 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has selected the next potential destination for the unmanned spacecraft, a planetoid called 2014 MU69.

New Horizons resumes image return

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 04:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The return of imagery is now pretty much constant. This means the team will in future be releasing views, and their interpretation of them, on a regular basis.

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2015 10:23 AM
by AlexMuller
'Understanding why water appears exactly where it does, and not in other places, is a challenge that we are digging into.'

The First New Horizons Study Reveals a Fascinating, Mysterious Pluto

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 06:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A few months after the Pluto flyby, the science is coming in.

Pluto's striking surface variations and unique moon rotations

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pluto isn't alone in having water ice on its surface, measurements indicate that Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's five moons, are also covered with water ice.

New Horizons changes course for next deep-space rendezvous

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The New Horizons deep-space probe aims to rendezvous with a Kuiper Belt object one billion miles beyond Pluto in 2019.

New Horizons: Pluto may have ice volcanoes

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Two possible ice volcanoes have been identified on the surface of Pluto.

Scientists stunned as New Horizons' photos show Pluto's surface as still geologically active

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The lack of craters on the 'heart' area called Sputnik Planum remain one of the most compelling discoveries about Pluto.

Chasing comets, Pluto fly-by and Falcon landing: A year in space

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A look back at the space technology and exploration highlights of 2015.

NASA's New Horizons team discovers vast reserves of water ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface, a new map of the dwarf planet reveals.

New Horizons shows that Pluto's heart probably has floating mounds of water ice

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe these water ice hills are floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen and move over time like icebergs in Earth’s Arctic Ocean.

New Horizons: Pluto Is a Weirder Place Than You Ever Imagined

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The features place Pluto, once considered just a lonely ice-ball in the dark, on par with Mars (and second only to Earth) in terms of geological complexity.

Pluto has an ocean hiding under the surface, new data suggests

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016 10:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Ice volcanos, floating hills, deep canyons, hazy skies, and maybe even methane snow. Now, research suggests there's liquid water hiding beneath Pluto’s frozen surface.

Pluto Isn't the Only Thing New Horizons is Studying

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:46 PM
by AlexMuller
New Horizons has turned on an instrument that would allow it to observe solar particles, and provide nearly three years worth of continuous information.

NASA Discovers Strange Hazy Layers On Pluto That 'We've Never Seen Before'

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's New Horizons probe has captured the said layers that looked like water ripples.

Pluto's Interactions with the Solar Wind Are Unique

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto's atmosphere interacts with the solar wind in a never-before-seen hybrid way, one that's both comet-like and planet-like.

Pluto could have liquid sub-surface ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
New Horizons it revealed that the dwarf planet might have a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust. According to a new analysis such an ocean likely still exists today.

New horizons gets the green light from NASA to explore a world beyond pluto

Posted in Hardware on 6th Jul, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
New Horizons, that showed us Pluto up close for the first time, received NASA approval to forge ahead to an ancient target beyond Pluto.

There's a New Dwarf Planet Far Beyond Pluto's Orbit

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
It takes 700 years to make a complete orbit, making it one of the most remote known objects in the entire solar system of significant size.

New Horizon Probe has finished transmitting pictures 15 months after the Pluto Flyby

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2016 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
There's a great deal of work ahead to understand the 400-plus scientific observations that have all been sent to Earth.

Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".

The Next Journey To Pluto Is Now On Plot

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:20 PM
by Alex Muller
An orbiter that will fully investigate the fascinating Pluto

Astronomers consult the underworld to name Pluto's first features

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2017 05:28 PM
by Alex Muller
In July 2015, the New Horizons probe zipped past Pluto, and images and information gathered are still being processed and studied.

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