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First Pluto Papers Published

were being formed before Pluto became a planet, they could outlast everything else. Weird and wonderful Pluto spills its secrets (Nature). “The plains of Pluto’s Sputnik Planum look smooth and...

Solar System Is Weird Only if It Is Old

...from the isotopes of argon present. Pluto is weird If you want to ski Pluto’s mountains, you have to learn how to navigate methane moguls. Latest images from New Horizons...

Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In

New photos from Pluto and Charon continue to show enigmatic features. Pluto’s North Pole Astrobiology Magazine posted a very detailed, color-enhanced image taken by New Horizons of the northern regions...

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old. Pluto: It’s officially published in peer-reviewed literature: the surface of Sputnik Planum on Pluto cannot be...

Updates from Outer Planets

...and until now we have not been able to work out how it has been ejected from the magnetosphere.” Pluto: The New Horizons Mission The big news from Pluto is...

Pluto May Be Erupting

as active as Pluto. Out there alone in the cold, Pluto should have become dead long ago. For a list of reasons why Pluto appears far younger than expected, see...

Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

...is less than our calculated theoretical number,” they say, going into theory repair mode. Pluto The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons (Science). Some quotes in...

Pluto Shock Rebounds

these features implies that Pluto is geologically active, but where is the heat to drive that coming from?” (New Scientist) “We knew Pluto’s surface was heterogeneous based on ground-based data....

New Pluto Images Even More Perplexing

Pluto has terrain like no other world, leaving scientists perplexed; Enceladus’ activity is also inexplicable for “geologic time”. More images of Pluto just came down from New Horizons on the...

"Overdose of Awesomeness": New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity

release from New Horizons summed up Pluto’s surface this way: “It’s complicated.” New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that...

Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing

Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere. Last Friday’s news conference contained more detailed images of Pluto. Alan...

Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists

their heads over what could be driving it on Pluto. There are other differences between the worlds, Soderblom says: Triton lacks Pluto’s tall mountains and its rugged, ropey pits. ‘Everywhere...

Pluto Is Young

the mountains. Perhaps the biggest upset admitted by Spencer is how young Pluto looks, considering there is no tidal heating. Pluto is the first icy world visited that isn’t orbiting...

Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists

color and albedo than Pluto. Charon and Pluto from New Horizons, July 13, 2015 Astrobiology Magazine is suggesting that Pluto may have icy plumes, perhaps like the geysers on Saturn’s...

Where Are the Earth's Impact Craters?

...any physicists could have calculated the effects on the ecology from large meteors. July 14th is Pluto Flyby day! Be sure to watch the news of this historic encounter.  ...
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