A recent study suggests that Pluto’s “icy heart” may have been formed earlier in Pluto’s history and that its features are caused by evolutionary processes.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has successfully sent all of the data gathered during its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
Scientists have discovered evidence of landslides on Charon, Pluto’s moon, which were spotted by NASA’s New Horizon probe.
A new study revealed that the red spot on Charon most likely came from the escaping atmosphere of Pluto captured by the moon's gravity.
Pluto's smaller and odd-shaped moon is wrapped with icy pristine water, the findings were derived from the latest information sent to Earth by the New Horizon's mission to Pluto which was launched in 2006.
Thanks to the New Horizon spacecraft, humanity has been granted a close-and-personal peek at the rugged surface of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, for the first time in history. However, when getting to know an alien world, pictures aren't enough, right? Now NASA has upped the experience, providing an opportunity for the public to fly over the surface of the mysterious moon.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is a mere one-million miles away from Pluto, and as it draws ever closer, it's getting a never-before-seen view of Charon, the dwarf planet's largest moon. Now experts, for the first time, are able to see that the icy world is marred by miles of craters and intriguing trenches, hinting at what my lie below.
Two of Pluto's moons, Nix and Hydra, are wobbling unpredictably in some kind of "cosmic dance," according to new data discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, adding more mystery to this former planet.
The first color snapshot ever taken of Pluto (below) has just come in from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft - a historic milestone for the probe as it continues to move in on the dwarf planet. This unique imagery also offers new insight on distant Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.