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NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:27

Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it.

Scientists spot new objects beyond Pluto

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:07

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered two new objects beyond Pluto for NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft to visit.

NASA`s Hubble to begin search for Kuiper Belt object beyond Pluto

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 15:39

The Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.

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.