NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will get a final set of commands on Tuesday, allowing it to perform next week's close encounter with unexplored Pluto.
As we anticipate the July 14 New Horizons Pluto flyby, in new images published by the mission team on Wednesday, the small world has revealed it has two faces.
Scientists have found gigantic sinkholes more than 200 yards (183 meters) in diameter -- twice the length of a football field -- and just about as deep breaking the surface of the comet being studied by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft.
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
From its orbital perch 2,700 miles above Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned new images of the dwarf planet showing more even more small bright spots inside a 55-mile crater.
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
The pictures coming back from NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft are still fuzzy, but they reveal a startling fact about the unexplored, icy world: it has a different color than its co-orbiting partner, Charon.
Four out of the five moons of Pluto have been discovered in the last ten years -- two of them after the New Horizon's spacecraft began its 9-and-half-year journey to the dwarf planet. Could there be more uncharted moons and hidden dangers lurking?
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