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New dwarf planet discovered out past Neptune

Astronomers have found a new dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, with one of the largest orbits of any dwarf planet.

By July 11, 2016

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First dwarf star planets boost search for extraterrestrial life

Three planets are the first to be seen orbiting an ultracool dwarf star, and could be our best hope yet for finding extraterrestrial life.

By May 2, 2016

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Brown dwarf's fiery aurora is out of this world...and solar system

Astronomers have spied an aurora beyond our solar system for the first time, lighting up the pole of a failed star that's cool in multiple ways.

By July 29, 2015

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Soar over dwarf planet Ceres' surface in revealing NASA video

Using real images taken from the spacecraft Dawn, NASA takes you on an animated tour of the largest body in the asteroid belt.

By January 29, 2016

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What's in a dwarf planet? First Pluto findings from New Horizons

A massive team of researchers has published the first paper about Pluto based on data received during the New Horizons flyby.

By October 15, 2015

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Paddleboarder dwarfed by whales in new drone-captured video

A man standing on a thin piece of fiberglass gets a visit from two very large mammals off the coast of Australia.

By September 28, 2015

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Dainty dwarf galaxy spills secrets about the early universe

A faint dwarf galaxy neighbouring the Milky Way has been photographed in the highest resolution yet, helping provide valuable information about the early universe.

By September 16, 2015

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Huge newly discovered monument dwarfs nearby Stonehenge

Move over, Stonehenge. The mysterious ancient monument looks to have an even larger neighbor hidden beneath a nearby bank as revealed by cutting-edge technology.

By September 7, 2015

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The 4-mile-tall pyramid mountain on dwarf planet Ceres is glowing

NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds that the largest object in the asteroid belt is also a huge mystery, as the craft takes a closer look.

By August 8, 2015

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NASA gives Pluto's 'heart' a name, reveals second riveting shot of dwarf planet

In a just-held briefing, NASA says that Pluto's "heart" will be named for the dwarf planet's original discoverer, a dark spot on moon Charon is called "Mordor," and Pluto is a relative newborn.

By July 15, 2015