Although the NASA New Horizons mission's close encounter with the Pluto system lasted a matter of hours, the probe was still able to image a full 'day' on Pluto and largest moon Charon.
A new test for defining the planetary status of an exoplanet has been formulated, but a certain dwarf planet in our solar system still doesn't make the planetary grade.
Scientists analyzing the spectacular high-resolution data streaming back from NASA's New Horizons mission have discovered something curious about a crater on Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
This is what it feels like to zip through the Kuiper Belt at 31,000 miles per hour.
The 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' universes are coming together on Pluto's big moon Charon.
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.
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