Having already discerned the dwarf planet has distinct surface features, NASA's New Horizons mission has now spotted not just Pluto's largest moons, but the smallest natural satellites too.
In the latest series of observations beamed back from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, surface features are becoming evident including the stunning revelation that Pluto may possess a polar ice cap.
This is the first color photo of Pluto and moon Charon captured by NASA's New Horizons mission, providing an exciting clue as to what lies in store during the spacecraft's flyby on July 14.
Scientists are mulling over which of two icy bodies NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft should visit following its Pluto encounter this summer (if NASA can fund it).
As Ceres and Pluto slowly come into view, take a look back at what we thought these worlds would look like up close.
A NASA spacecraft speeding toward an epic flyby of Pluto on July 14 has beamed home its first good looks at two moons of the dwarf planet.
NASA's New Horizons robotic spacecraft will get a wake-up call at 3 p.m. ET Saturday to begin preparing for a long-anticipated study of Pluto.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year. Continue reading →
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