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A crescent Pluto you’ll like

This simulation based on image taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and shows a near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s…


Never get lost on Pluto with this map

NASA’s New Horizons mission science team has produced this updated panchromatic (black-and-white) global map of Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of Pluto’s surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at pixel resolutions ranging from…


A top nine of Pluto discoveries

1. The age-dating of Pluto’s surface through crater counts has revealed that Pluto has been geologically active throughout the past 4 billion years. Further, the surface of Pluto’s informally-named Sputnik Planum, a massive ice plain…


A swath of Pluto

This mosaic is composed of the sharpest views of Pluto that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft obtained during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015. The pictures are part of a sequence taken…


What does Kerberos surprises us with?

Images of Pluto’s tiny moon Kerberos taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft -and just sent back to Earth this week – complete the family portrait of Pluto’s moons. Kerberos appears to be smaller than scientists…


Charon Picture Perfect

At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re finding a…