Pluto

A Spacecraft Sent to Pluto Reveals a Heart-Shaped World

In 1991, the United States Postal Service released a set of stamps depicting each planet and noting which spacecraft had explored it. Pluto’s stamp featured an artist’s rendition of an uninhabitable planet with no features and the words: “NOT YET EXPLLORED.” New Horizons successfully reached Pluto and discovered that its moons Charon, Nix, Hydra and

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New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto For First Close-Up Images of the Distant World

Stern and his team struggled for years to launch their mission, facing an intense race against time: only four years were available for designing, launching and reaching Jupiter for gravity assistance. New Horizons would likely make its first encounter with Pluto and Charon during its trek through the Kuiper Belt – an outer region of

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Space Images of the Solar System – find more about this

The Solar System consists of the Sun and eight planets, plus their moons, along with asteroids and other minor planets. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud. The process of planetary formation is fairly straightforward. It is likely that the gas and dust in the solar nebula

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