NASA's Pluto Discovery: Charon's Strange Mountain --"Has Geologists Stunned and Stumped"

NASA's Pluto Discovery: Charon's Strange Mountain --"Has Geologists Stunned and Stumped"

It's been an exciting week of Pluto discovery for the world and for one group of children in particular

For one Pluto Pal, a big week of discovery

It's been an exciting week of Pluto discovery for the world and for one group of children in particular

Pluto, formal designation 134340 Pluto, is the second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (after Eris) and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun. Originally classified as the ninth planet from the Sun, Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet and plutoid due to the discovery that it is one of several large bodies within the newly charted Kuiper belt.

Pluto, formal designation 134340 Pluto, is the second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (after Eris) and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun. Originally classified as the ninth planet from the Sun, Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet and plutoid due to the discovery that it is one of several large bodies within the newly charted Kuiper belt.

Learn about the history of Pluto's discovery and reclassification in this video adapted from NASA.

Learn about the history of Pluto's discovery and reclassification in this video adapted from NASA.

Pluto images from discovery until today [2830x500] http://ift.tt/2i7946S

Pluto images from discovery until today [2830x500] http://ift.tt/2i7946S

The Pluto Discovery Telescope Needs YOUR Help. And 86 years after it played a key role in that discovery, culminating in the NASA New Horizons flyby last year, the telescope needs some love and a Kickstarter campaign has been set up to renovate the telescope and its dome.

The Pluto Discovery Telescope Needs YOUR Help. And 86 years after it played a key role in that discovery, culminating in the NASA New Horizons flyby last year, the telescope needs some love and a Kickstarter campaign has been set up to renovate the telescope and its dome.

Voor de armband (geel kristal, grijs, beige, blauw/groen, wit kristal, oranje, donker groen, oranje/rood, zacht blauw, turquase, zilver)

Voor de armband (geel kristal, grijs, beige, blauw/groen, wit kristal, oranje, donker groen, oranje/rood, zacht blauw, turquase, zilver)

A model of the New Horizons spacecraft is on display outside the Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, the town that discovered Pluto, toasts New Horizons triumph

A model of the New Horizons spacecraft is on display outside the Pluto discovery telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

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