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Pluto’s Newly Discovered Moons Get Official Names

Back in February we told you about an online naming contest for Pluto’s two newly discovered, smallest moons (P4 and P5). Now, nearly half million votes later, the moons have their official names. Formally approved by the International Astronomical ...

Pluto’s Newly Discovered Moons Get Official Names

Back in February we told you about an online naming contest for Pluto’s two newly discovered, smallest moons (P4 and P5). Now, nearly half million votes later, the moons have their official names. Formally approved by the International Astronomical ...

5 Sky Events This Week: Venus Buzzes Beehive, Morning Return of Mars

Early evening and mornings this first week of July offer up some celestial close encounters that may test your stargazing skills–but they promise great rewards. Pluto best for 2013. After nightfall on Monday, July 1 Pluto will be at “opposition,” meaning ...

5 Sky Events This Week: Venus Buzzes Beehive, Morning Return of Mars

Early evening and mornings this first week of July offer up some celestial close encounters that may test your stargazing skills–but they promise great rewards. Pluto best for 2013. After nightfall on Monday, July 1 Pluto will be at “opposition,” meaning ...