Tag: Pluto

Give Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 the Real Name It Deserves Already
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Give Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 the Real Name It Deserves Already

It’s time to have a talk about dwarf planets. Everyone’s always acting like Pluto’s demotion is a horrible thing, and now we find out that the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 is the largest unnamed object in our solar system. It’s 955 miles across, and all it gets is a boring string of […]

Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto
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Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto

Remember New Horizons? I know, I know, you’ve been distracted with all the local space news happening lately, what with reusable rockets landing on Earth and on drone ships and probably even a turtle’s back by this point. But the little space probe that flew by Pluto last July is still truckin’ […]

Pluto’s Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little Moon
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Pluto’s Dwarf Planet Friend Makemake Has a Cute Little Moon

A lot of people were pretty upset when Pluto got its big demotion. And we get it. It’s nice to have some consistency in a chaotic universe. But it’s time to put that elementary-school nostalgia away and show the icy dwarf planets some love. They’re one of the most exciting things […]

Buckle Up, Space Fans: A New Batch of Pluto Science Is Here
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Buckle Up, Space Fans: A New Batch of Pluto Science Is Here

Dwarf planet. Trans-Neptunian Object. Doggy canine world. Who would have ever guessed that Pluto would in the future be probably the most fascinating place within the photo voltaic system? Maybe Alan Stern did. In any case, it was he who spent a decade advocating for a mission to Pluto earlier […]