2015 has been the Year of Pluto, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hurtles through our galaxy and finally arrived this summer at the distant, cold and icy domain that has shrouded Pluto in mystery since its discovery in 1930. 248 more words
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The darker tone of the northern part of Sputnik Planum where the glacial front is flowing northward is clear in this enhanced color view.
So while land is being flooded with a tsunami of ice in the north of Sputnik Planum, in the south ice appears to be draining off the highlands south of the Norgay Montes and leaving behind a landscape painted in a patina of ice that shows up as a light greenish-blue in enhanced color images. 616 more words
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new video gives viewers a spacecraft’s-eye view of what it was like to fly by Pluto.
Images captured by the New Horizons probe were stitched together by Southwest Research Institute student Stuart Robbins, who helped plan the New Horizons mission. 55 more words