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Pluto's Little Moons

Just because Pluto got booted from the Major League Planetary Club, that doesn’t mean she can’t offer up some fantastic surprises.

An atmosphere… did you know Pluto has an atmosphere? 344 more words

Pluto

Space Update: Kepler 452b = Earth 2.0, Pluto's New Moons + Mountains & Three Men Join the ISS

Space has been all the rage this month! NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft made a historic trip to Pluto, the Kepler exoplanet explorer discovered Kepler-452b, and three new crew members successfully joined the ISS. 510 more words

Science

Nix and Hydra

Pluto’s moon Nix (left) is shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument. It has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists.   50 more words

Science

Book Review - Sir Thursday by Garth Nix

Title: Sir Thursday

Author: Garth Nix

Format: Hardback

Published: 2007

After slugging through the previous book in the series Drowned Wednesday I admit I was a little exited to read this book. 412 more words

Book Reviews

Nix, Hydra and Pluto

An update on the New Horizons exploration of Pluto, with photos of Pluto’s second and third moons, Nix and Hydra.

Pluto’s moon Nix (left), shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists.

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Word of the Day: nocturnal

nocturnal (nok-TUHR-nuhl)

adjective: relating to, happening, or active at night

Etymology
From Latin nocturnalis (of the night), from nox (night). Earliest documented use: 1485

Notes (from… 75 more words

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