Pluto

New Horizons delivers first images of icy world since Pluto flyby

The New Horizons space probe is bringing new images of a remnant of the early solar system, after its historic brush with Pluto last summer, reports ABC News.

First photos of Pluto’s north pole released

NASA just released incredible new photos of Pluto’s north pole, and they seem to raise more questions about this icy planet.

Pluto’s moon may have had an ocean

Images from NASA’s New Horizons mission suggest that Pluto’s moon Charon once had a subsurface ocean that has long since frozen and expanded, pushing outward and causing the moon’s surface to stretch and fracture on a massive scale, according to NASA.

Surprising amount of water ice found on Pluto’s surface

A new map of the dwarf planet revealed that water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface.

'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system, say US scientists

American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf world Pluto.

Space slug mystery solved!

The explanation for the unusual look involves some interesting behavior from the nitrogen-heavy ice.

New photos show Pluto's icebergs appear to float in sea of nitrogen ice

The new images of Pluto sent back to planet Earth from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, show the dwarf planet’s plains and ‘icebergs’ floating in a sea of nitrogen ice, reports Mashable.com.

Best-ever Pluto photos show breathtaking views of Dwarf Planet

Get ready to be amazed: NASA today unveiled the best-ever images of Pluto, revealing the dwarf planet's varied and exotic landscape in amazing detail.

Pluto's moon Kerberos finally shows itself

An image of Kerberos, one of the two tiny moons of Pluto, is finally been returned by the US space agency's New Horizons probe.

July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015

New Horizons in 'great shape' for Pluto flyby

Engineers say the New Horizons spacecraft is in "great shape" for its historic flyby of Pluto this week.

July 12, 2015
July 12, 2015

Last look at Pluto’s ‘spots’

Take a good look at the latest picture of Pluto because it shows the face of the dwarf planet that will not be seen during next week's historic flyby.

July 6, 2015
July 6, 2015

Something 'scary' went wrong with Nasa's probe to Pluto

A spacecraft of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), New Horizons, cut off communications with Earth as it was headed toward Pluto on July 4.

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015

New Horizons spacecraft nears historic encounter

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Coloured Pluto comes into view

The New Horizons probe, which is bearing down on Pluto, captures its first colour image of the distant dwarf planet.

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