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Pluto: From Mountains To Plains

“What do the sharpest views ever of Pluto show? As the robotic New Horizons spacecraft moves into the outer Solar System, it is now sending back some of the highest resolution images from its historic encounter with Pluto in July. … Continue reading

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To Scale: The Solar System

“On a dry lake bed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.” (YouTube) A fantastic video showing the solar system, … Continue reading

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Pluto From Above Cthulhu Regio

“New high resolution images of Pluto are starting to arrive from the outer Solar System. The robotic New Horizons spacecraft, which zoomed by Pluto in July, has finished sending back some needed engineering data and is now transmitting selections from … Continue reading

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The Not-Planets

With the recent flyby of Pluto, Emily Lakdawalla has created this fantastic scale comparison between the so-called Not-Planets; those celestial bodies that are in our solar system and are of a similar size. This is an excellent way to show … Continue reading

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New Horizons

“In three weeks, the robotic New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto. As the featured video makes clear, though, humanity has been on an unprecedented epoch of robotic exploration of our Solar System‘s planets for the past half century. The video … Continue reading

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Space Probes

Humans have sent out many space probes into the vast unknown. Some are very famous, like Curiosity, Kepler, and Rosetta, whilst others are less well known. Over at spaceprob.es, they have collected together and catalogued all the active human-made machines that … Continue reading

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Super Planet Crash

“Can you create a planetary system that lasts for 500 years? Super Planet Crash, the featured game, allows you to try. To create up to ten planets, just click anywhere near the central star. Planet types can be selected on … Continue reading

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