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Trekkies conquer contest to name Pluto moons

And we have our winners! Two Plutonian moons get new names after nearly half a million votes stream in from the Internet community.

By Feb. 25, 2013

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Taste Pluto: Solar system lollipops are otherworldly

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the solar system? Find out with a set of planet lollipops.

By Sep. 6, 2012

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Pluto is a planet again! (in Illinois)

Pluto was excommunicated from the planet world in 2006. Now, the Illinois state senate has decided that the excommunication vote was invalid and that it will reinstate the planet.

By Mar. 6, 2009

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Help name some Plutonian moons

A contest gives the public a chance to help rename two small moons orbiting Pluto, but it might help to brush up on your knowledge of the mythological Greek underworld.

By Feb. 11, 2013

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Planets with a drunken wobble could be more lively

The wackier a planet's wobble, the more likely it could be to sustain life and keep from going full Popsicle, according to new research.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Crave Ep. 111: Man vs. jetpack

A German inventor builds a DIY jetpack. Plus, Trekkies win a space battle by voting to rename a Pluto moon "Vulcan." All that and more on this week's episode of Crave.

By Mar. 1, 2013

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'Doctor Who' fans petition to rename new planet 'Gallifrey'

An online petition calls on the International Astronomical Union to get all timey-wimey and name a planet "Gallifrey."

By Dec. 11, 2013

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Adorn your wall with free map of solar system's biggest moon

Lots of people have maps of the Earth festooning their walls. Now you can be one of the first to have a map of Ganymede, Jupiter's icy moon, on yours.

By Feb. 13, 2014

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Jupiter cake crafted from deliciously accurate layers

A cake maker creates a structurally accurate edible model of Jupiter that reveals the planet's layers with every slice.

By Jul. 30, 2013

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Wacca-wacca: NASA unveils Saturn's second Pac-Man moon

Pac-Man makes an appearance on one of Saturn's moons, turning our solar system into one big retro gaming space arcade.

By Nov. 27, 2012