Pluto

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One of the first major studies of Pluto’s geology appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Science. It used data from the New Horizons mission to get a better picture of the dwarf planet’s surface. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the study found that so-called “volatile materials” have shaped Pluto’s landscape. 


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A new study from Northern Arizona University says Pluto’s heart-shaped region is “surprisingly young”—less than 10 million years.


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Two California astronomers presented evidence for a new planet beyond Neptune on Wednesday. The prediction could reopen the debate about how a planet is defined, says an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.


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The first formal results about Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft appeared in the journal Science last week.


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The principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission will give the keynote speech at tonight’s opening events for the Flagstaff Festival of Science.

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