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NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon

NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon

On July 14, 2015, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight through the Pluto system - providing the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons and collecting other data that has transformed our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the solar system`s outer frontier.

Jul 15, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Want to see how flying over Pluto's icy mountains and plains would look like? Let NASA show you! - Watch

Want to see how flying over Pluto's icy mountains and plains would look like? Let NASA show you! - Watch

In July 2015, NASA received the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons captured by New Horizons – amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds’ icy terrain might be like.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Amazing NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - Watch

Amazing NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - Watch

The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon - and leading up to an eventual ride in for a "landing" on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia.

Jan 20, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Pluto's moon Charon comes to it's rescue, shields planet's atmosphere from decay!

Pluto's moon Charon comes to it's rescue, shields planet's atmosphere from decay!

The study has provided additional insight into this relationship and how it affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind.

Jan 11, 2017, 23:41 PM IST
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.

Sep 15, 2016, 00:04 AM IST
'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.

Jun 24, 2016, 10:45 AM IST
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.

May 06, 2016, 09:36 AM IST
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.

Feb 19, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
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.

Dec 31, 2015, 14:17 PM IST
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.

Dec 16, 2015, 17:41 PM IST
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.

Nov 21, 2015, 12:48 PM IST
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.

Nov 10, 2015, 09:15 AM IST
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.

Oct 21, 2015, 17:27 PM IST
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.

Oct 16, 2015, 09:55 AM IST
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.

Oct 02, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

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.

Oct 02, 2015, 06:32 AM IST
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.

Jul 17, 2015, 09:22 AM IST
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.

Jul 16, 2015, 10:39 AM IST
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.

Jul 14, 2015, 17:30 PM IST
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.

Jul 13, 2015, 09:46 AM IST