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Pluto Image Hits Instagram First as NASA Shares New Horizons Flyby

Pluto Image Hits Instagram First as NASA Shares New Horizons Flyby

After more than nine years and a mind-blowing three billion plus miles, NASA’s New Horizons probe has finally made it to Pluto. And the clearest, most detailed look at the dwarf planet was shared on Instagram. This wasn’t accidental. “We made an editorial decision to give the world a sneak peek of the image on Instagram,” NASA social media manager …

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Hubble Telescope to Search For New Kuiper Belt Objects

Launched in early 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with dwarf planet Pluto in a little over one year. The observatory will fly within 6,200 miles of Pluto, gathering data on the dwarf planet and its companion moons. After its encounter with Pluto, New Horizons will continue to fly further into the Kuiper Belt where thousands of …

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‘Gate to Hell’ in Turkey Could be the Famed Pluto’s Gate

Though not as fiery as the Google Maps “gate to hell” spotted earlier this year, Italian scientists believe they may have found the famed “gate to hell” known as Pluto’s Gate. The site was believed to have been built on top of a cave that emits toxic gas, which was believed by the Greeks and Romans to be the entrance …

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Astronomers Discover Dwarf Planet Makemake Has No Atmosphere

Astronomers have discovered that a dwarf planet in our solar system named Makemake has no atmosphere. The object, which orbits in the outer solar system, was expected to have an atmosphere similar to another dwarf planet, Pluto, but new observations show that is not the case. The new discovery was made when European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomers in observatories in …

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Pluto May Hold Key To Discovering Alien Worlds

A recent space discovery has turned some heads. The once 9th planet that we all miss has a hidden moon that no one knew about until recently. Last year scientists decided to point the Hubble Space Telescope at the not forgotten furthest neighbor uncovered a new solar body that is stuck in between Pluto and it’s sister Charon. The new …

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