As the New Horizons spacecraft approached Pluto this summer, it sent back photos from all angles, allowing us to reconstruct an entire day on the dwarf planet. NASA has now gone and done the same for Charon, Pluto’s crater-ridden moon. Read More >>
Earlier this month, New Horizons released a batch of absolutely breathtaking photos of Pluto at dusk. In these images, particles in Pluto’s thin atmosphere are causing sunlight to scatter, revealing a complex, layered haze.
This latest batch of images from the New Horizons probe take us even closer to the surface of the dwarf planet, showing staggering surface detail that includes mountains, plains, frozen nitrogen streams and hazy little fog clouds. See more >>
Last week, Nix and Hydra transformed before our eyes from specks of light to bonafide moons. Today, NASA released a new set of images, bringing Pluto’s oblong satellites into even better focus. Read More >>
We’ve watched Pluto transform from a fuzzy grey ball into a reddish-pink world with ice plains, mountains ranges, and hints of geologic activity. But science isn’t the only great thing about this: The new artwork is pretty stellar, too. Read More >>