How NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto Works By Karl Tate  |   March 2015 Diagrams show New Horizons encounter with Pluto

How NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto Works By Karl Tate | March 2015 Diagrams show New Horizons encounter with Pluto

Sept. 24, 2015 The Rich Color Variations of Pluto - NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto’s surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a complex geological...

The Rich Color Variations of Pluto

Sept. 24, 2015 The Rich Color Variations of Pluto - NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto’s surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a complex geological...

Pluto's Giant Moon Charon May Have Had a Buried Ocean June 14, 2014 If the icy surface of Pluto's giant moon Charon is cracked, analysis of the fractures could reveal if its interior was warm, perhaps warm enough to have maintained a subterranean ocean of liquid water, according to a new NASA-funded study. Pluto, which was once considered a planet — resides in the Kuiper Belt, a vast collection of frozen objects that orbit our Sun about 30 to 50 astronomical units (AUs) away.

Pluto's Giant Moon Charon May Have Had a Buried Ocean June 14, 2014 If the icy surface of Pluto's giant moon Charon is cracked, analysis of the fractures could reveal if its interior was warm, perhaps warm enough to have maintained a subterranean ocean of liquid water, according to a new NASA-funded study. Pluto, which was once considered a planet — resides in the Kuiper Belt, a vast collection of frozen objects that orbit our Sun about 30 to 50 astronomical units (AUs) away.

Perplexing Pluto: New ‘Snakeskin’ Image | NASA's New Horizons Sept. 24, 2015: The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons are both…  -  Friends of NASA - Google+

Perplexing Pluto: New ‘Snakeskin’ Image | NASA's New Horizons Sept. 24, 2015: The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons are both… - Friends of NASA - Google+

Latest Pluto Flyby Photos 2015-07-17 NASA New Horizons News Conference /...

Latest Pluto Flyby Photos 2015-07-17 NASA New Horizons News Conference /...

Pluto's 'Unprecedented' Ice Provinces and Other Surprises from NASA's New Horizons

Pluto's 'Unprecedented' Ice Provinces and Other Surprises from NASA's New Horizons

Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…

Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…

New pictures from NASA's New Horizons show mountains, valleys, craters and possible dunes on the surface of Pluto.

Pluto Is Far More Complicated Than Scientists Imagined

New pictures from NASA's New Horizons show mountains, valleys, craters and possible dunes on the surface of Pluto.

NASA will hold two press conferences Tuesday, April 14, to discuss the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Later, SpaceX will launch a Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket landing test. Watch them live here.

NASA will hold two press conferences Tuesday, April 14, to discuss the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Later, SpaceX will launch a Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket landing test. Watch them live here.

NASA's New Horizons captures images of mysterious spots on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons captures images of mysterious spots on Pluto

Here's why the Pluto mission is a big deal (July 2015)

7 reasons why the New Horizons Pluto mission is a big deal

Here's why the Pluto mission is a big deal (July 2015)

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.

New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth.

New Horizons Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth.

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First Pluto-Charon Color Image from New Horizons

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