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NASA's New Horizons starts observing Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons space probe has been on its way to Pluto since its launch in January 2006, and NASA has recently announced that it has started its “approach phase”. 381 more words


The Problem With Pluto

Ah Pluto, the world’s favorite planet-in-exile. Pluto was once a proud little planet orbiting at the farthest reaches of the solar system. Stuck in a highly eccentric orbit (that occasionally crosses neptune’s) Pluto was once an underdog of sorts, the little planet that could.   818 more words


In Defense of Pluto

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) stripped Pluto of its title of the Solar System’s ninth planet. Pluto would henceforth be classified as a “dwarf planet” because it had not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. 401 more words


Pluto and Eris: planets that didn't make it.

With the news today that Pluto is finally going to be photographed, the outer rim of the solar system is receiving a lot more attention than it normally does. 460 more words


Best-Ever Photo of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn space probe, which dazzled scientists with its astonishing views of the asteroid Vesta back in 2012, is about to do it again. A little over five weeks from now, the 2.7 ton probe will go into orbit around Ceres—another asteroid-belt object that is so huge, at 590 miles (940 km) across, it was promoted from asteroid to “dwarf planet” at the same time Pluto was being demoted into the same category. 747 more words

Jupiter Transits to Pluto

When Jupiter transits natal Pluto the desire for growth and expansion influences how you use your inner power and how you evolve on a deep unconscious level. 570 more words