Pluto Isn't the Only Thing New Horizons is Studying

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

New Horizons has turned on an instrument that would allow it to observe solar particles, and provide nearly three years worth of continuous information.

Pluto has an ocean hiding under the surface, new data suggests

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Ice volcanos, floating hills, deep canyons, hazy skies, and maybe even methane snow. Now, research suggests there's liquid water hiding beneath Plutos frozen surface.

New Horizons: Pluto Is a Weirder Place Than You Ever Imagined

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The features place Pluto, once considered just a lonely ice-ball in the dark, on par with Mars (and second only to Earth) in terms of geological complexity.

New Horizons shows that Pluto's heart probably has floating mounds of water ice

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists believe these water ice hills are floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen and move over time like icebergs in Earths Arctic Ocean.

NASA's New Horizons team discovers vast reserves of water ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface, a new map of the dwarf planet reveals.