August 29, 2019 8:26 am
The newly appointed NASA administrator has announced that Pluto is a planet again and if you are one of those who root for Pluto, you might not like his reasoning behind the statement.
August 25, 2019 8:09 am
International Astronomical Union (IAU) named a crater after India-born scientist Bishun Khare earlier this month.
September 11, 2018 2:58 pm
As per the definition, Pluto does not meet the criteria, since Neptune's gravity influences it, and Pluto shares its orbit with frozen gases and objects in the Kuiper belt.
December 01, 2017 8:16 pm
A study by NASA has shown that under their icy surfaces, Trans-Neptunian objects could host life in liquid water oceans lying underneath.
September 27, 2017 7:36 pm
Shedding light on mysterious formations resembling knife blades of ice on Pluto, scientists have found that the "bladed terrain" is made almost entirely of methane ice.
September 09, 2017 10:41 am
NASA's New Horizons team proposed the names to the IAU following the first reconnaissance of Pluto and its moons by the New Horizons spacecraft. Tenzing Montes and Hillary Montes are mountain ranges honouring Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986) and Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008).
January 22, 2017 10:17 am
The NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
January 11, 2017 2:49 pm
When Charon is positioned between the Sun and Pluto, the research indicates that the moon can significantly reduce atmospheric loss.
May 30, 2016 11:18 am
The mosaic includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.
March 12, 2016 12:33 pm
The images were obtained by New Horizons at a range of approximately 33,900 kms from Pluto
July 16, 2015 9:24 am
The US is now the only nation to visit every planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons left Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 19, 2006
July 14, 2015 2:12 pm
At 5:19 pm IST on July 14 NASA's New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data.
July 23, 2015 11:32 am