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Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

The US space agency NASA has released a high-resolution and enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon which was captured by New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.

'Super' Grand Canyon on Pluto's moon Charon

'Super' Grand Canyon on Pluto's moon Charon

The deep canyon named Argo Chasma is approximately 700 km long while Arizona's Grand Canyon is 450 km long.

New data on Pluto's icy moon Hydra (Pic inside)

New data on Pluto's icy moon Hydra (Pic inside)

The new data, known as infrared spectra, shows the Hydra spectrum is similar to that of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, which is also dominated by crystalline water ice.

Pluto's moon Charon may have had subsurface ocean

Pluto's moon Charon may have had subsurface ocean

Images from New Horizons suggest Pluto's moon Charon may have had an ancient ocean.

2015 roundup: Ten awe-inspiring photos from space

2015 roundup: Ten awe-inspiring photos from space

Take a look at top ten awe-inspiring photos from space.

New Horizons: 5 discoveries NASA probe made on its journey to Pluto

New Horizons: 5 discoveries NASA probe made on its journey to Pluto

Here are five discoveries of the multiple discoveries NASA’s probe made as it dashed past Pluto.

See pic: A day on Pluto and its moon Charon

See pic: A day on Pluto and its moon Charon

The US space agency NASA released a series of 10 close-ups of Pluto that depicts an entire day on the dwarf planet. A day of Pluto is equivalent to 6.4 Earth days.

Twirling moons and ice volcanoes: NASA's New Horizons reveals surprising discoveries on Pluto!

Twirling moons and ice volcanoes: NASA's New Horizons reveals surprising discoveries on Pluto!

From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, scientists' view of Pluto seems to be evolving with every step.

NASA unveils Pluto mosaics created from thousands of public images

NASA unveils Pluto mosaics created from thousands of public images

The mosaics represent the global response to its popular “#PlutoTime” social media campaign.

New Horizons team reveals fascinating, mysterious Pluto findings in first science paper

New Horizons team reveals fascinating, mysterious Pluto findings in first science paper

The mission team revealed a degree of diversity and complexity in the Pluto system – from the planet's unusual heart-shaped region to its extended atmosphere and intriguing moons.

Watch: NASA releases best images of Pluto's largest moon, Charon

Watch: NASA releases best images of Pluto's largest moon, Charon

NASA has released the highest resolution images of Pluto`s largest moon, Charon.

NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon

NASA released the best color pictures yet of Charon today. The images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of Pluto in July and transmitted to Earth 1½ weeks ago.

NASA to release new Pluto flyby images, science findings today

NASA to release new Pluto flyby images, science findings today

The US space agency, NASA, will on Friday release new images of the dwarf planet Pluto taken by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) during Tuesday's historic flyby.

NASA probe reveals fresh details of Pluto's largest moon Charon

NASA probe reveals fresh details of Pluto's largest moon Charon

NASA has released a new image of Charon captured by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) from a distance of 289,000 miles (466,000 kilometers), revealing remarkable new details of Pluto's largest moon.

Watch: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

Watch: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft makes historic flyby of Pluto

 NASA's unmanned spacecraft, New Horizons in a historic moment made its closest shave with the dwarf planet Pluto on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:49am ET.

NASA's New Horizons all set for historic Pluto flyby Tuesday

NASA's New Horizons all set for historic Pluto flyby Tuesday

The New Horizons spacecraft is said to be in good shape as it gears up for a historic Pluto flyby Tuesday, July 14.

NASA spacecraft captures mysterious dark spots on Pluto

NASA spacecraft captures mysterious dark spots on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has captured its last and best image of the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto's far side, ahead of its historic flyby of the dwarf planet.

Watch: NASA releases the first color movies of Pluto and Charon

Watch: NASA releases the first color movies of Pluto and Charon

The first colour movies from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon Charon and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.

NASA detects possible polar cap on Pluto

NASA detects possible polar cap on Pluto

Pluto may have a polar ice cap, NASA scientists said Wednesday after analyzing the latest images from an unmanned spacecraft that is approaching the distant dwarf planet.The New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Pluto on July 14, and has already begun sending back blurry pictures of the celestial b

NASA reveals first-ever colour image of Pluto

NASA reveals first-ever colour image of Pluto

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon.