Planetary science

Uncover the mysteries of the universe through the captivating field of planetary science. Discover the latest research, breathtaking images, and fascinating facts about planets and celestial bodies.
According to the International Astronomical Union, which sets definitions for planetary science, a dwarf planet is a celestial body that orbits the sun, has enough mass to assume a nearly round shape, has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit and is not a moon. Source: JPL (Uploaded by jelly) Space Colonization, Element Chemistry, Astronomy Facts, Planets And Moons, Space Facts, Planetary Science, Earth And Space Science, Space Lovers, Quantum Physics

New Horizons: Pluto garners the spotlight - RocketSTEM

In 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons spacecraft to the outer reaches of the Solar System in order to study Pluto. New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, has traveled more than three billion miles to reach its target. The flyby of Pluto will complete our initial exploration of the Solar System.