Tag Archives: Pluto

Wright Mons In Colour

“Informally named Wright Mons, a broad mountain about 150 kilometers across and 4 kilometers high with a wide, deep summit depression is featured in this inset image captured during the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in July 2015. Of course, … Continue reading

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Pluto: From Mountains To Plains

“What do the sharpest views ever of Pluto show? As the robotic New Horizons spacecraft moves into the outer Solar System, it is now sending back some of the highest resolution images from its historic encounter with Pluto in July. … Continue reading

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Wright Mons On Pluto

“Long shadows are cast by a low Sun across this rugged looking terrain. Captured by New Horizons, the scene is found just south of the southern tip Sputnik Planum, the informally named smooth, bright heart region of Pluto. Centered is … Continue reading

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Charon: Moon Of Pluto

“A darkened and mysterious north polar region informally known as Mordor Macula caps this premier high-resolution portrait of Charon, Pluto’s largest moon. Captured by New Horizons near its closest approach on July 14, the image data was transmitted to Earth … Continue reading

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NASA Apollo Mission Photos

Thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, over 13000 photos of the various manned Apollo missions to the moon between the years of 1961 and 1972 have been uploaded online. The results are really incredible to browse through (the BBC has a collection … Continue reading

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Pluto’s Snakeskin Terrain

“A mountainous region informally known as Tartarus Dorsa sprawls some 530 kilometers (330 miles) across this Plutonian landscape. Recently downloaded from New Horizons, it combines blue, red, and infrared image data in an extended color view captured near the spacecraft’s … Continue reading

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A Plutonian Landscape

“This shadowy landscape of majestic mountains and icy plains stretches toward the horizon of a small, distant world. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft’s … Continue reading

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Pluto From Above Cthulhu Regio

“New high resolution images of Pluto are starting to arrive from the outer Solar System. The robotic New Horizons spacecraft, which zoomed by Pluto in July, has finished sending back some needed engineering data and is now transmitting selections from … Continue reading

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The Not-Planets

With the recent flyby of Pluto, Emily Lakdawalla has created this fantastic scale comparison between the so-called Not-Planets; those celestial bodies that are in our solar system and are of a similar size. This is an excellent way to show … Continue reading

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A Capella Science – Pluto Mars – Outbound Probe

A Capella Science – Pluto Mars – Outbound Probe. A simply amazing tune by A Capella Science. It’s all about the New Horizons probe and Pluto. NASA released some new images today, of a close-up of the surface of Pluto, … Continue reading

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