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April 21, 2014
Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Mar 28, 2014
Astronomers believe they have discovered a dwarf planet beyond Pluto, 7 billion miles from Earth. The new discovery is already causing scientists to reconsider everything they know about our solar system. The planetary body was discovered in the outer regions of space, which scientists long believed was populated by nothing more than floating chunks of matter, until they discovered a dwarf planet in 2003. That dwarf planet, a term that is defined as a celestial body that is neither entirely a 'pla ... read more

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Thanks America, New Horizons Ahead
New Horizons completed a quick, two-week maintenance wakeup on Jan. 17 and is back in hibernation. We'll wake the craft again in mid-June for our last active checkout, lasting about 10 weeks, on the ... more
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Countdown to Pluto
Are we there yet? One of the fastest spacecraft ever built - NASA's New Horizons - is hurtling through the void at nearly one million miles per day. Launched in 2006, it has been in flight longer th ... more
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A Busy Year Begins for New Horizons
With Pluto encounter operations now just a year away, the New Horizons team has brought the spacecraft out of hibernation for the first of several activities planned for 2014. Mission operator ... more
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The Sounds of New Horizons
What does New Horizons say when it calls home? Nothing, without the help of software that transforms zeros and ones from New Horizons' computers into images, instrument readings, or useful informati ... more
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On the Path to Pluto, 5 AU and Closing
Pluto isn't quite the next exit on New Horizons' voyage through the outer solar system, but the destination is definitely getting closer. Today the NASA spacecraft speeds to within five astron ... more
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SwRI study finds that Pluto satellites' orbital ballet may hint of long-ago collisions
A large impact 4 billion years ago may account for the puzzling orbital configuration among Pluto's five known satellites, according to a new model developed by planetary scientists from Southwest R ... more
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Archival Hubble Images Reveal Neptune's "Lost" Inner Moon
Neptune's tiny, innermost moon, Naiad, has now been seen for the first time since it was discovered by Voyager's cameras in 1989. Dr. Mark Showalter, a senior research scientist at the SETI Institut ... more
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New Horizons - Late in Cruise, and a Binary Ahoy
New Horizons has just completed a summer of intensive activities and entered hibernation on Aug. 20. The routine parts of the activities included thorough checkouts of all our backup systems (result ... more
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Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations
Compressing eight decades of discoveries into five days, more than 100 scientists met last week at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to talk everything Pluto - what ... more
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SciTechTalk: Grab your erasers, there are more moons than we thought
Quick: What's the total number of moons orbiting planets in our solar system? Don't worry if the answer's not on the tip of your tongue but it's still the Trivial Pursuit sort of question that's fun for a water cooler session at the office. ... more
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NASA Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet. The moon, designated S/2004 N 1, is esti ... more
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NASA finds new moon on Neptune
A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune - the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet, the US space agency said on Monday. ... more
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A Giant Moon for the Ninth Planet
This week the New Horizons mission team is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto's largest and "first" moon, Charon. This discovery was made in 1978 by U.S. Naval Observatory as ... more
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Kerberos and Styx: Welcome to the Pluto System
The names of Pluto's two smallest known moons, previously referred to as "P4" and "P5," have been formally approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). P4 has been named Kerberos, after t ... more
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New Horizons Team Sticking to Original Flight Plan at Pluto
Unless significant new hazards are found, expect NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to stay on its original course past Pluto and its moons, after mission managers concluded that the danger posed by dus ... more
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Planning Accelerates For Pluto Encounter
All exploration comes with both rewards and risks. Back in 2005 and 2006, when Pluto's second and third moons (Nix and Hydra) were discovered, searches by astronomers for still more moons didn't rev ... more
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    'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote
    In a voting campaign to pick names for two of Pluto's smallest moons one clear winner is "Vulcan," proposed by U.S. actor William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame. ... more
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    Public to vote on names for Pluto moons
    The U.S.-led team that discovered two new moons of the dwarf planet Pluto says they're asking the public to vote on potential names for the distant worlds. ... more
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    The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch
    It's been seven years since New Horizons' launch on Jan. 19, 2006, and our spacecraft remains healthy and on course. We're more than halfway between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. In fact, we're ... more
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    New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
    Like many of us, New Horizons is starting the new year with a workout regimen. After six months of cruising quietly through the outer solar system, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft came out of hibernat ... more
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    Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On
    Today the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft passed the halfway point between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, zooming past another milepost on its historic trek to the planetary frontier. New Hor ... more
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    Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
    Dwarf planet Makemake [1] is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto but closer to the ... more
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    At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby
    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now almost seven years into its 9.5-year journey across the solar system to explore Pluto and its system of moons. Just over two years from now, in January 2015, Ne ... more
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    Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus
    In 1986, when Voyager swept past Uranus, the probe's portraits of the planet were "notoriously bland," disappointing scientists, yielding few new details of the planet and its atmosphere, and giving ... more
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