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Pluto

New Horizons' first fantastic flyby images of Pluto and Charon
Jeff Spry

NASA delivers two jaw-dropping shots of Pluto and its main moon that mankind has never seen before!

Watch Stephen Colbert chat up Neil deGrasse Tyson about all the latest Pluto news
Trent Moore

If you need an update on the Pluto situation, don’t worry, because Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson are here to help.

Prime yourself for Pluto with our preview of today's historic New Horizons fly-by
Jeff Spry

Although mankind is not yet populating moon bases or terraforming Mars, a monumental event in the history of human space exploration is unfolding as New Horizons becomes the first space probe to reach Pluto and its five known moons after a decade-long, 3-billion-mile voyage.

Hubble Telescope just found something past Pluto for NASA to explore
Trent Moore

It’s taken eight years, but NASA’s New Horizons probe is finally closing in on Pluto — and now the space agency thinks it's found some targets even further out to explore in the coming years.

NASA probe sends back its first footage of Pluto and its moon in orbit
Trent Moore

The New Horizon is still a year away from its arrival at Pluto, but the NASA probe is already sending back some footage and pictures from the distant non-planet.

Astronomers diss Trekkies, refuse to call 1 of Pluto's moons Vulcan
Matthew Jackson

Despite overwhelming public support, one of Pluto's recently discovered moons will not bear a Star Trek-inspired name.

Trekkies rejoice! One of Pluto's moons could be named after Vulcan!
Matthew Jackson

Star Trek fans seem to be making their voice heard in a contest to name one of Pluto's recently discovered moons.