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Pluto`s largest moon Charon discovered

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:58

NASA`s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted the planet`s Texas-sized, ice-covered moon Charon for the first time, using its highest-resolution telescopic camera.

Pluto`s smallest moons get official names

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 08:44

The two smallest known moons orbiting Pluto have been officially christened by the International Astronomical Union, which is in charge of approving celestial names.

`Gate to hell` discovered in Turkey

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 12:36

Italian archaeologists have uncovered a “gate to hell” from ruins in southwestern Turkey.

Pluto may have 10 more undiscovered moons

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 16:38

Pluto`s orbit may host a formation of 10 or more tiny undiscovered moons, which would each measure just 1 to 3 kilometres across, astronomers say.

Pluto`s 2 moons to get new names through contest

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 13:18

Astronomers have launched a campaign asking the public for suggestions to name the two moons of Pluto, discovered over the past two years.

Sharpest-ever ground-based images of Pluto and Charon captured

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 16:43

A large state-of-the-art telescope when combined with speckle imaging techniques helped astronomers produce the sharpest ground-based snapshots ever obtained of Pluto and its largest companion Charon in visible light.

NASA`s Hubble finds Pluto`s 5th moon

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 12:10

Scientists announced on Wednesday about the finding of the smallest yet fifth moon circling the dwarf planet Pluto.

Hints of `building blocks of life` detected on Pluto

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 17:06

Planetary scientists claim that the Hubble telescope has found hints of "building blocks of life" on Pluto.

Strong UV absorber discovered on Pluto’s surface

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 18:25

A strong ultraviolet-wavelength absorber has been discovered on the surface of Pluto, indicating the possible presence of complex hydrocarbon and/or nitrile molecules on the planet.

Pluto could harbour an ocean beneath its shell

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 19:44

There is a good possibility that Pluto could be hiding a liquid ocean beneath its icy shell.

New moon discovered around Pluto

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 23:35

The moon, which has been temporarily named P4, was spotted in a Hubble survey searching for rings around Pluto.

Pluto may have ocean beneath its ice shell

Last Updated: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 09:45

And that ocean wouldn`t be a mere puddle but 60 to 105 miles.