pluto

Why is it so cold on Pluto?

A new paper in Nature, co-authored by SETI Institute scientist Hiroshi Imanaki, lead author, Xi Zhang, University of Santa Cruz, explains that haze is the cause of Pluto’s cold temperature.
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Today NASA announced a new naming campaign for the next flyby target of the New Horizons spacecraft.
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An Update from the LaserSETI Team - Oct 2017
Hello from LaserSETI headquarters! Thanks to your generous support we’ve been making great progress and we’re excited to share some of what’s been happening.
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Project Blue and the Quest to Photograph Exoplanets
The world’s collective imagination to answer the age-old question, “Are we alone,” has been reignited now that we understand exoplanets – planets in orbit around stars other than Earth’s Sun – are not uncommon.
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