Pluto Features Given First Official Names

September 7, 2017

It’s official: Pluto’s “heart” now bears the name of pioneering American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930. And a crater is now officially named after Venetia Burney, the schoolgirl who suggested the name “Pluto” for Tombaugh’s newly-discovered planet. Tombaugh Regio and Burney crater are among the first set of official Pluto feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the internationally recognized authority for naming celestial bodies and their surface features. Read more

Source: New Horizons News Release

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U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

September 11, 2017

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT. Read more

Source: NASA Breaking News

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Noninvasive eye scan can detect key signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.

September 8, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an invariably fatal neurodegenerative disorder and the leading cause of senile dementia worldwide. There is no effective treatment and limited functionality for early unequivocal diagnosis.  Now, a study led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai provides the scientific basis for using noninvasive eye imaging to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. The team state their experimental technology scans the Read more

Source: Health Innovations

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Pluto Features Given First Official Names

September 7, 2017

It’s official: Pluto’s “heart” now bears the name of pioneering American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930. And a crater is now officially named after Venetia Burney, the schoolgirl who suggested the name “Pluto” for Tombaugh’s newly-discovered planet. Tombaugh Regio and Burney crater are among the first set of official Pluto feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the internationally recognized authority for naming celestial bodies and their surface features. Read more

Source: New Horizons News Release

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