You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
The scars of the solar system's violent past remain and they are just becoming visible as NASA's New Horizons mission races toward dwarf planet Pluto for a close encounter on July 14.
After a journey of more than nine years and 3 billion miles, it comes down to this: shooting a piano-sized spacecraft down the middle of a 60- by 90-mile target zone between Pluto and its primary moon Charon.
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft barrels toward Pluto, rapidly approaching its close encounter on July 14, long-distance reconnaissance by the probe is revealing a fascinating planetary surface.
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.
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
NASA’s New Horizons has almost arrived to Pluto! What do we know about this dwarf planet, and what do we hope to learn from sending a probe to the surface?
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft blasts closer to Pluto at a pace of 750,000 miles per day, increasingly detailed images are beginning to come our way.
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