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Pluto orbits in elegant arrangement with the giant planets

Soon after Pluto was discovered in 1930, astronomers learned that its orbit overlaps Neptune's orbit and that it’s rather tilted, compared to the nearly common plane of the other planets. Propagating its orbit into the past and the future then revealed the surprising property... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on May 24, 2023
Methane ice dunes on Pluto

Prior to NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto in July 2015, the highest resolution image of the dwarf planet was just twelve pixels across the whole world. New Horizons' images, from its single 30000 mph fly-by, were at best around 80 m per pixel, and... click to read more

  • Matt Telfer | Lecturer at School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 18, 2019