04 October 2004, 05:23 AM ET
WASHINGTON -- NASA is still targeting a January 2006 launch of the New Horizons Pluto probe after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed it can deliver most of the nuclear fuel the spacecraft will need for its 10-year mission. A post-mission encoun
09 October 2002, 01:25 PM ET
Astronomers today said Pluto is undergoing global warming in its thin atmosphere even as it moves farther from the Sun on its long, odd-shaped orbit.
02 February 2001, 03:30 PM ET
Astronomer Niel de Grasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum in New York, discusses the center’s advocacy for dropping Pluto’s planetary status.
21 July 1999, 05:42 PM ET
Astronomers using the Japanese Subaru Telescope on Hawaii have detected frozen ethane on the surface of Pluto.