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Pluto is not the end | The Planetary Society

When New Horizons flew past Pluto last summer, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden heralded it as “the capstone event to 50 years of planetary exploration” adding that the Pluto encounter “completed the initial survey of the solar system.” NASA’s science chief…

A giant stellar void in the Milky Way

a large part of our Galaxy, called the Extreme Inner Disk, has no young stars. Co-author Michael Feast notes: “Our conclusions are contrary to other recent work, but in line with the work of radio astronomers who see no new…

Pluto Wags its Tail | NASA

New Horizons has discovered a region of cold, dense ionized gas tens of thousands of miles beyond Pluto — the planet’s atmosphere being stripped away by the solar wind and lost to space. Beginning an hour and half after closest…

4 rad dwarf planets that aren’t Pluto

Our solar system is kind of a crowded place, but Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune seem to get an inordinate amount of attention from the public.Sure, Pluto got its chance to dazzle when New Horizons flew…