sputnik planum

Pluto has “Sand Dunes”, but Instead of Sand, it’s Grains of Frozen Methane

After reviewing data from the New Horizons mission, an international team of scientists determined that Pluto has dunes made of…

3 years ago

More than 100 km of Liquid Water Beneath Pluto’s Surface

What lies beneath Pluto’s icy heart? New research indicates there could be a salty “Dead Sea”-like ocean more than 100…

5 years ago

Scientists Assemble Fresh Global Map of Pluto Comprising Sharpest Flyby Images

The science team leading NASA’s New Horizons mission that unveiled the true nature of Pluto’s long hidden looks during the…

6 years ago

“X” Marks the Spot of Convective Churning on Hot Pluto

“X” marks the spot that’s illustrative of “convective churning” resulting from subsurface planetary heating, as seen in a fascinating new…

6 years ago

Possible Ice Volcanoes Discovered on Pluto

Ice Volcanoes on Pluto? The informally named feature Wright Mons, located south of Sputnik Planum on Pluto, is an unusual…

6 years ago

Astonishing ‘Snakeskin’ Textured Mountains Discovered on Pluto

The more we learn about Pluto, the weirder and weirder it gets. The newest batch of high resolution Plutonian images…

6 years ago

See Pluto’s Icy Flow Plains and Mountains Revealed in Highest Resolution Flyover Mosaic and Movie

Highest resolution mosaic of ‘Tombaugh Regio’ shows the heart-shaped region on Pluto focusing on ice flows and plains of ‘Sputnik…

6 years ago

Flowing Ice, Exotic Mountains and Backlit Haze Highlight Pluto as Never Seen Before

Spectacular imagery of huge regions of flowing ice, monumental mountain ranges and a breathtakingly backlit atmospheric haze showing Pluto as…

6 years ago

Pluto’s Heart of the Heart Swathed in Newly Discovered Icy Mountains and Vast Plains

APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, LAUREL, MD - The highest resolution images ever taken of Pluto by humanity’s first spacecraft ever to…

6 years 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…

6 years ago