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Many Things Pluto

There’s a good summary of what we know about Pluto here at Universe Today. Among the interesting bits from history: The Lowell Observatory had captured¬†images of Pluto in 1915, but it went unnoticed for another fifteen years until Clyde Tombaugh’s … Continue reading

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By Pluto

The New Horizons probe has signaled it has “survived” its flyby of Pluto. One concern was that the probe might have hit a yet-to-be-discovered ring some thousands of miles above the surface. During the hours of close proximity to Pluto … Continue reading

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Double Worlds

Pluto may be demoted from planethood, but I still call it a world. Its major moon Charon is large enough to tug significantly on the pinkish body. Technically, both Pluto and Charon orbit an empty space some miles above the … Continue reading

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