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New Horizons at Pluto’s Doorstep

The Kuiper Belt object, Pluto since its discovery in 1930 has revealed little about its characteristics. The NASA/JPL probe New Horizons is now one month away from the start of mission observations of the dwarf planet. New Horizons has been travelling to Pluto for nearly 9 years. After  a journey of more than 8 years the spacecraft […]

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Asteroid Types

Asteroids; traditionally, most have been bodies in the inner Solar System.[6] Main-belt asteroids, those following roughly circular orbits between Mars and Jupiter. These are the original and best-known group of asteroids or minor planets. Near-Earth asteroids, those whose orbits take them inside the orbit of Mars. Further subclassification of these, based on orbital distance, is […]