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August 25, 2014


Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artistâs concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

December 7, 2012


silver telescope

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

March 1, 2012


star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

October 4, 2011


model planets in a museum

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

December 2, 2005


The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004



Learn about the most distant object to orbit the sun, on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004


The Real Final Frontier

It may sound sci-fi, but the Termination Shock is one of two proposed boundaries to our solar system. Learn about the final frontier on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


A New Planet?

Have astronomers discovered a new planet? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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