A new research study conducted by an international team of researchers indicates that life can survive in a variety of cold and briny environments.
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Missed the planets in the dusk sky in early 2018? This summer’s astronomical blockbuster sees the return of all the classical naked eye planets in the dusk sky, in a big way.
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After reviewing data from the New Horizons mission, an international team of scientists determined that Pluto has dunes made of grains of methane
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A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion comets
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Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today, so now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at Blasting News, we learn that as the Google […]
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The IAU just approved of a dozen names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon, which include mountains named after Octavia Butler and Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
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This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record for the most distant images ever taken!
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A new study by members of the New Horizons team has provided an explanation for Pluto’s mysteries “bladed terrain”.
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In preparation for their historic flyby with a KBO, the New Horizons team conducted observations that indicated that the target may be different than previously thought
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Using data from the New Horizons spacecraft, the mission team has created some new maps of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
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