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An enhanced vision of Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI )

New Mosaic of Pluto Shows Much More Detail

New images released from the group operating the New Horizons spacecraft last week show Pluto with all its cracks and mountains.

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Mountains on Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA Has Close-ups of Pluto and its Moon Charon

Pluto has 11,000-ft tall mountains!

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The planet Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/APL/SwRI)

Spacecraft Flies By Pluto – Results Will be Revealed Tonight

The New Horizons spacecraft passed with 8,000 miles of the surface of Pluto shortly before 6 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time today, July 14.

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The Moon earlier this month, next to the planets Jupiter and Venus. (Mike Daniels Photo)

Jupiter and Venus ‘Cuddle Up’ This Week

The two planets on the western horizon, visible after sunset, are getting closer and closer together in the sky.

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Jupiter and Venus share the sky with a meteor. (MIke Daniels Photo)

Venus and Jupiter Shine After Sunset in Bitterroot

The planets Jupiter (on the left in photo) and Venus (on the right in photo) are very bright in the twilight this month.

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Mysterious bright spots on Ceres. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Visit Outer Space with the Dawn Spacecraft

The Dawn spacecraft has begun orbiting and taking pictures of the large asteroid Ceres.

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That white streak over the Northern Lights is the International Space Station. (Mike Daniels Photo)

See the International Space Station Orbit Overhead

Yes, you can see the International Space Station from the Bitterroot Valley. Here's how.

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Saturn, showing off its rings. (NASA/E.Karkoshka(University of Arizona)

Discover the Planets in June’s Night Sky

It's a new month, and time to check on what's up in the sky between sunset and sunrise. Planets are highlighted this month.

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The Moon and Venus after sunset - a view in 2013. (Fullerton Photo)

Astronomy will be the Saturday Science Subject at Museum

How astronomers and physicists view the skies will be the topic of the Ravalli County Museum's Science Saturday May 23.

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The moon rises through light clouds over the Sapphire Mountains. (Mike Daniels Photo)

The Marvelous Moon in May

The bright May moon will hamper viewing of a meteor shower May 5 to May 7 this year.

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