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NASA probe shows Pluto might have a polar ice cap

The first surface details start to come into view as NASA's New Horizons space probe speeds toward its summer rendezvous with Pluto and its moons.

By April 30, 2015

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NASA's New Horizons snaps its first color image of Pluto

Pluto and its biggest moon Charon appear as colorful blobs in a fresh NASA image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft.

By April 14, 2015

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Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.

By April 30, 2015

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New Horizons returns first new images of Pluto

As it makes its way towards its historic encounter with the icy dwarf planet, the New Horizon's probe has started returning images.

By February 4, 2015

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft begins historic approach to Pluto

After a nine-year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has kicked off its mission to explore everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto.

By January 16, 2015

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NASA's New Horizons awakens for meeting with Pluto

After nine years in stasis en route to the outer limits of the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has woken up in preparation for its Pluto survey.

By December 7, 2014

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Why Pluto is the coolest dwarf planet in the galaxy

Pluto may merely be a dwarf planet, but that doesn't stop it from having some pretty awesome quirks that help it stand out from the crowd. Learn about Pluto and its many moons in this video.

By May 21, 2014

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New spectroscopic images of Mercury are a rainbow of colour

Images taken by NASA's Messenger spacecraft and released in the probe's final days use colour to reveal the mineral composition of Mercury's surface.

By April 28, 2015

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Solar system 'centaur' might have rings like Saturn

MIT researchers think that Chiron might be the sixth body in our solar system to have rings. Take that, Saturn!

By March 17, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

By March 4, 2015