Monday, February 27, 2017

Pluto may harbor an ocean under all it’s ice

According to Scientists from Brown University, Pluto may have a liquid ocean under its icy crust. The scientists used a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with...

The rugged highlands of Pluto

This dramatic image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows the dark, rugged highlands known as Krun Macula (lower right), which border a section of...
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Watch: New Horizons’ Extreme Close-Up of Pluto’s Surface

A new mosaic captured by the New Horizons spacecraft shows off the most detailed view of Pluto we may ever see in our lifetime. The video...

New Horizons’ Best Photo of Pluto’s Surface

This mosaic strip photo of Pluto's surface is the most detailed view of it’s terrain you’ll see for a very long time. The photo was...

New Horizons captures first image of a Kuiper Belt object beyond Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has observed a tiny Kuiper Belt object that is orbiting the Sun way out past Pluto. New Horizons observed Object 1994 JR1, a...

Hydra is covered in ice water

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back some very interesting information on Pluto's moon, Hydra. The data show the surface of Hydra is dominated by...

New Horizons sends back images of halo-shaped craters on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a cluster of craters in a region informally known as Vega Terra on Pluto that have been dubbed...

Unusual geological feature resembles spider on Pluto

Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Sprawling across Pluto is an unusual geological feature that resembles a spider, underneath which are noticeable red deposits. The feature consists of at least six...

Portrait of Pluto and Charon

The New Horizons spacecraft captured the two icy worlds, Pluto and Charon, spinning around their common center of gravity during it's approach on during approach on July...

Pluto is more geographically diverse than previously thought

New images of Pluto's surface have revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes that have frequently evolved over millions of...

New NASA photo shows Pluto’s frozen canyons

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took this incredible image of frozen canyons at Pluto’s North Pole that seem to indicate an ancient period of tectonic...

Pluto Is Covered in Frozen Water

With an orbital period of 248 Earth years, the Pluto’s winters can last decades. Now data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is providing insight into...

Pluto’s Icy Plains Captured by New Horizons

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft returned this image of the sharpest view of a swath of Pluto to the very center of the informally named Sputnik Planum. The...

Pluto Facts

10 Amazing Facts About Pluto You Need to Know 1. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh on February 18th, 1930 On February 18, 1930, Tombaugh discovered...
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Flying Over Pluto’s largest moon, Charon

Images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic flyby of Pluto on July 14 were used to create this flyover video of Pluto's...

The Highest Resolution Color Image of Pluto Yet

This high-resolution enhanced color image of Pluto was captured by our New Horizons spacecraft during its July 14 Flyby. Pluto’s surface sports a remarkable...

New Horizons’ best shots of Pluto are arriving

New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have started arriving and they reveal a bewildering variety of surface features. Some are which...
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Pluto Flyby Video

Watch this amazing animation of New Horizons Pluto flyby from the perspective of the spacecraft. This animation, made with real images taken by New Horizons,...

Pluto and Charon in Natural Color

Pluto and Charon are shown in enhanced color, which is the highest-resolution color image of the pair returned to Earth by New Horizons spacecraft....

The first color image of Pluto

After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first color image of Pluto and...

Pluto won’t complete a full orbit of the Sun until 2178

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Because the dwarf planet takes 248 years to orbit the Sun, Pluto won’t complete a full...

A newly discovered mountain range on Pluto

A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto‘s heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark,...

New Photos of Pluto Moons Nix and Hydra

NASA released photos captured by the New Horizons spacecraft of two of Pluto’s five satellites, Nix and Hydra. The closeups of Nix and Hydra were captured by the...

360 view of Icy Mountains of Pluto

According to NASA, the mountains were formed less than 100 million years ago. The relatively young age of the mountains suggests Pluto‘s surface may still be...

Most detailed photo of Pluto yet

After a more than nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to Pluto, the New Horizon spacecraft is starting to send back the most detailed photos of Pluto...

Pluto

Pluto is named after the roman god of the underworld and is on average, more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun. Pluto is in...