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NASA is Now Considering a Pluto Orbiter Mission

NASA's New Horizons mission taught us a lot about Pluto, the ice dwarf planet. But the spacecraft sped past Pluto…

11 months ago

Youthful Frozen Plains Cover Pluto’s Big ‘Heart’ – Spectacular New Images from New Horizons

This annotated view of a portion of Pluto’s Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth’s first artificial satellite, shows an…

5 years ago

Mysterious Mountain Revealed in First Close-up of Pluto’s Moon Charon

This new image of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon has a captivating feature -- a depression with a…

5 years ago

Big Discovery from NASA’s New Horizons; Pluto is Biggest Kuiper Belt Body

Plutophiles everywhere rejoice. On the eve of history’s first ever up close flyby of mysterious Pluto on Tuesday morning July…

5 years ago

Last, Best Look at Pluto’s Far Side and Four Perplexing Spots: 2 Days Out from Flyby

New Horizons' last look at Pluto's Charon-facing hemisphere reveals the highest resolution view of four intriguing darks spots for decades…

5 years ago

Pluto’s ‘Heart’ Revealed as New Horizons Probe Starts Flyby Campaign: 5 Days Out

The Huge Heart of Pluto Pluto’s “Heart” is seen in this new image from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager…

5 years ago

The Hunt for KBOs for New Horizons’ Post-Pluto Encounter Continues

Are you ready for the summer of 2015? A showdown of epic proportions is in the making, as NASA’s New…

6 years ago