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Jul 23, 2015 02:56 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jul 21, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons mission was able to image Pluto moons Nix and Hydra, revealing possible craters and varying surface composition.
Jul 17, 2015 04:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Jul 17, 2015 04:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jul 15, 2015 05:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Little Pluto, smaller than Earth’s moon, has a least one giant mountain range, with water ice the only available building material.
Jul 14, 2015 09:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's New Horizons mission is alive, well and transmitting data hours after punching through the Pluto system.
Jul 14, 2015 08:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Jul 14, 2015 12:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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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