NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given scientists their first hint about why Pluto has a reddish hue.
See Pluto's composition and complex textures in this new 'enhanced' observation of the dwarf planet.
Science is an intellectual adventure. Sometimes it is also a physical adventure.
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.
Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.
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.
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