If you were standing on the icy surface of Pluto, you'd probably find yourself breathless, and not because you forgot your space suit. NASA's recently released new photos from their intrepid New Horizons spacecraft, and they show that not only is Pluto breathtaking, but it also is a surprisingly active world.
New images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have brought humanity a mere 2,700 miles above the surface of the protoplanet known as Ceres. Now, for the first time ever, experts are able to see the nooks and crannies of this alien world in stunning detail; and even still, two "bright spots" on its surface remain a mystery.
Normally when we see pictures from space, they are in black and white, causing many to think that any world that isn't a planet must have dusty and colorless landscapes in the otherwise brilliant heavens. Now, however, new images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft challenge that notion, showing us that the massive asteroid known as Ceres is far more colorful than initial black-and-white images suggest.