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Jul 24, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given scientists their first hint about why Pluto has a reddish hue.
Jul 24, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
See Pluto's composition and complex textures in this new 'enhanced' observation of the dwarf planet.
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 12:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
New Horizons survived 9.5 years in space before taking pictures of Pluto. How do spacecraft engineers keep their machines going for so long?
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 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
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.
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