Caltech: Astronomers find ice and possibly methane on Snow White, a distant dwarf planet


Related images (click to enlarge) Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered that the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 — nicknamed Snow White — is an icy world, with about half its surface…

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NASA’s NPP satellite completes comprehensive testing


Related images(click to enlarge) The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at…

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