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New Pluto Photos Contain Multitude of Mysteries

Scientists are stunned at the incredible new images of the surface of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and its farthest-flung moon Hydra, which are …

Solar System

Pluto and Charon Dazzle with Diversity - Sky & Telescope

<b>In a mission filled with unexpected surprises, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has left its scientists awed by the array of landforms and compositions</b> …

Solar System

Pluto is Geologically Active

A Primer on Planetary Geology<p>It’s great news that Pluto is geologically active, based on the fantastic images from <i>New Horizons</i>. I was hoping it would …

NASA just found something big hiding out behind Pluto

NASA and the team behind its New Horizons spacecraft announced today that Pluto — the dwarf planet — has a giant tail.<p>It's not a physical tail like a dog's, of course, but rather a frigid cloud of ionized gases trailing an estimated 48,000 to 68,000 miles behind Pluto, according to a NASA press …

Space

Mystery terrain in Pluto’s icy ‘heart’ revealed in latest New Horizons close-up image

A frozen plain, aligned with a network of troughs filled with dark material can be seen on one of the latest photos of Pluto released by NASA. The …

NASA’s New Horizons Finds Second Mountain Range in Pluto’s ‘Heart’

Pluto’s icy mountains have company. NASA’s New Horizons mission has discovered a new, apparently less lofty mountain range on the lower-left edge of …

NASA