Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

Jul 25, 2015

Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new pictures Friday of the previously unexplored world on the edge of the solar system. “If you’re ...

Scientists puzzle over smooth young plains on Pluto

Jul 18, 2015

Scientists puzzle over smooth young plains on Pluto

New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit Pluto show odd polygonal features and smooth hills in a crater-free plain, indicating the icy world is geologically active, New Horizons scientists said on Friday. “We had no idea that Pluto would have a geologically ...

NASA spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

Jul 14, 2015

NASA spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on Tuesday, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the U.S. space agency said. “The New Horizons spacecraft passes its closest approach mark at ...