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Pluto 'paints' its largest moon Charon red

In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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X-ray detection sheds new light on Pluto

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. These observations offer new insight into the space environment surrounding the largest and best-known object in the solar ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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New data compare, contrast Pluto's icy moons

A newly downlinked spectral observation of Pluto's moon Nix from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft provides compelling evidence that its surface is covered in water ice, similar to what the New Horizons team discovered recently ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Guide to Pluto opposition 2016

What an age we live in. This summer marks the very first opposition of Pluto since New Horizons' historic flyby of the distant world in July 2015. If you were like us, you sat transfixed during the crucial flyby phase, the ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Space Exploration
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The jagged shores of Pluto's highlands

This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands informally named Krun Macula. (Krun ...

dateJun 10, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: The dark side of Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image was obtained at a high phase angle –that is, with the sun on the other side of Pluto, ...

dateJun 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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