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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…

4 years ago

What is the Color of Pluto?

Thanks to the New Horizons mission, which conducted the first detailed study of Pluto in 2014, we know that Pluto's…

5 years ago

Hold On To Your Jaw. Pluto Extreme Close Up Best Yet

The latest release by the New Horizons mission - a photo mosaic of pictures taken during its flyby - provides…

6 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

Awesome Blue Skies and Red Surface Ice Found at Pluto – The Other Red Planet

Much to the amazement and delight of scientists, the latest findings about Pluto reveal it possesses hazy blue skies and…

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

Take an Astounding Aerial Flyover Tour Soaring Above Pluto’s Wondrous Heart, Icy Flow Plains and Majestic Mountains

https://youtu.be/Wgl9jJUzITg Video caption: This animation of LORRI (Long Range Reconnaissance Imager) images begins with a low-altitude look at the informally…

6 years ago

Global Pluto Mosaic From New Hi Res Imagery Reveals Bewildering Diversity and Complexity

This new global mosaic view of Pluto was created from the latest high-resolution images to be downlinked from NASA’s New…

6 years ago