Pluto

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

'Understanding why water appears exactly where it does, and not in other places, is a challenge that we are digging into.'

New Horizons resumes image return

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The return of imagery is now pretty much constant. This means the team will in future be releasing views, and their interpretation of them, on a regular basis.

Planetoid a billion miles beyond Pluto selected as New Horizons' next destination

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA has selected the next potential destination for the unmanned spacecraft, a planetoid called 2014 MU69.

Pluto and nitrogen: Why is there so much gas?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

NASA's New Horizons craft has revealed that Pluto has so much nitrogen that hundreds of tons of it escape into space each hour.

New Horizons Finds Nitrogen Glaciers and Hazy Atmosphere on Pluto

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters.