Pluto Fans: Calling Objects Beyond Pluto 'Planet Nine' Is InsensitivePluto fans — and scientists — are taking umbrage with those who call another possible ‘further’ planet, ‘Planet Nine.’
4 Things To Know: Free Breakfast From Lynx, Oregon Shooting & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, October 2. They include the biggest regret expressed by our greatest actress, and some strong words from President Barack Obama in the wake of another mass shooting incident.
Good Question: Why Does Pluto Matter?On Wednesday afternoon, NASA released a series of photographs of Pluto that show ice mountains as high as the Rockies. Those pictures came from an unmanned spacecraft that took nine-and-a-half years to make the three-billion mile trip to the dwarf planet. The cost was $720 million dollars, but experts say the benefits are far more than that. So, why does Pluto matter? Good Question.
NASA Reaches Pluto After Nearly Decade-Long JourneyWe've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making. The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned an incredible 3 billion miles and 9½ years.