Pluto News

Pluto a planet again? new NASA chief certainly thinks so

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.

A crater on Pluto got named after this India-born scientist

International Astronomical Union (IAU) named a crater after India-born scientist Bishun Khare earlier this month.


Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

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.

Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath icy surface: NASA

A study by NASA has shown that under their icy surfaces, Trans-Neptunian objects could host life in liquid water oceans lying underneath.

Scientists decode mystery of Pluto's 'bladed terrain'

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.

Pluto mountains named after Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary

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).


New NASA video shows 'landing' on Pluto

The NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.

Moon saving Pluto's atmosphere from decay

When Charon is positioned between the Sun and Pluto, the research indicates that the moon can significantly reduce atmospheric loss.

NASA probe beams best close-up images of Pluto

The mosaic includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.

NASA discovers what looks like a giant 'bite mark' on Pluto's surface

The images were obtained by New Horizons at a range of approximately 33,900 kms from Pluto

Pluto Photos

NASA releases new mind-blowing pictures of Pluto, Charon and Hydra

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

NASA New Horizons will fly past Pluto today: All you need to know

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.