Newly released images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show a second range of mountains in Pluto's heart-shaped, bright region, named Tombaugh Regio.
NASA's New Horizons mission was able to image Pluto moons Nix and Hydra, revealing possible craters and varying surface composition.
In a new portrait, imaged shortly before NASA New Horizons punched through the dwarf planet's neighborhood on Tuesday, Pluto and largest moon Charon hang serenely in the dark.
Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission are puzzling over how a world that never gets more sun than Earth at twilight is reshaping its surface, filling in craters, cracking its crust and building towering mountains and smooth hills.
Little Pluto, smaller than Earth’s moon, has a least one giant mountain range, with water ice the only available building material.
NASA's New Horizons mission is alive, well and transmitting data hours after punching through the Pluto system.
Spectrometers on board NASA's New Horizons mission have revealed a bizarrely diverse jigsaw of chemicals and minerals on the surface of Pluto and moon Charon.
The scars of the solar system's violent past remain and they are just becoming visible as NASA's New Horizons mission races toward dwarf planet Pluto for a close encounter on July 14.
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