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.
Is this an Andy Warhol interpretation of Pluto? Actually, it's a beautiful example of when scientific data can imitate art.
Think Pluto is far away? Consider the newly found V774101, a pint-sized planetoid about 103 times farther away from the sun than Earth a new distance record for a solar system object.
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.
Giant mountains found on Pluto are believed to be volcanoes that spewed out ice and other volatiles, new research presented on Monday shows.
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.
At the beginning of September the world was treated to a fantastic view of the night side of Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft as it departed the icy world -- now that view has been enhanced even further.
New Horizons sends back a close-up view of Kerberos, a tiny Pluto moon that wasn't even known about until 2011.
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