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Pluto photos captivate the public

John Kerr posted in on July 16th, 2015.

From mountains to moons, new photos from Pluto have been splashed across mainstream media. Released this week, the images were collected by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it drifted past the dwarf planet on the edges of our solar system. “Pluto New Horizons is a true mission of exploration showing us why basic scientific research […]

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Pluto steals the limelight in stellar block-out

John Kerr posted in on June 30th, 2015.

Stargazers this morning caught a glimpse of a rare astronomical event as ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto passed in front of a distant star. Known as a ‘stellar occultation‘, the passing of Pluto in front of the star will allow astronomers to learn more about the dwarf planet, including clues about the make-up of Pluto’s atmosphere. Data […]

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