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June 26, 2022

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Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Charon's Red Cap

Scientists combined data from NASA's New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's moon Charon and how it ...

Mystery Behind Formation of Surface Ice-Shapes on Pluto Unraveled

Scientists have unraveled a fascinating new insight into how the landscape of the dwarf-planet Pluto has ...

Where Were Jupiter and Saturn Born?

New work reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the forces that determined our Solar System's unusual architecture, including the ...

The Mountains of Pluto Are Snowcapped, but Not for the Same Reasons as on Earth

In 2015, the New Horizons space probe discovered spectacular snowcapped mountains on Pluto, which are strikingly similar to mountains on Earth. Such ...
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