NASA's New Horizons spots mysterious 'floating hills' on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spots mysterious 'floating hills' on Pluto

The hills are likely miniature versions of the larger, jumbled mountains on Sputnik Planum’s western border.

See pic: Pluto's blue atmosphere in infrared wavelength

See pic: Pluto's blue atmosphere in infrared wavelength

The US space agency NASA recently released a first look of Pluto’s atmosphere in infrared wavelengths.

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists

Scientists reported today they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune's path, distant enough to take 10,000 to 20,000 years to circle the sun.

New Horizons anniversary: Ten years ago today, Pluto probe rocketed into sky

New Horizons anniversary: Ten years ago today, Pluto probe rocketed into sky

Ten years ago on this day, 19 January, 2006, the small probe - weighing barely 1,000 pounds - lifted off from Cape Canaveral.

US honours Pluto's historic flyby with postal stamps

US honours Pluto's historic flyby with postal stamps

The US Postal Service has released a preview of its new 2016 stamps highlighting NASA's planetary science programme, including the New Horizons' historic 2015 flyby.

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.

NASA spreads holiday cheer, gives Pluto a Christmas makeover!

NASA spreads holiday cheer, gives Pluto a Christmas makeover!

NASA says the New Horizons composition team used infrared wavelength ranges in blue, green and red color channels to create this Christmas portrait of Pluto.

CRISPR – Science's Breakthrough of the Year!

CRISPR – Science's Breakthrough of the Year!

CRISPR came on top of Science's annual list of scientific breakthroughs given fresh demonstrations of its muscle this year.

NASA's New Horizons gives insight into Pluto's latest discoveries

NASA's New Horizons gives insight into Pluto's latest discoveries

New Horizons is all set to provide new insights on the solar system's farthest planet.

Planet X: Is there a super-Earth at the edge of our solar system?

Planet X: Is there a super-Earth at the edge of our solar system?

This controversial study has dealt with a healthy dose of skepticism and two major conclusions have been drawn.

See mesmerising Pluto in colour now

See mesmerising Pluto in colour now

The wide variety of cratered, mountainous and glacial terrains gives scientists and the public alike a breathtaking, super-high-resolution colour window into Pluto’s geology.

Now in colour: Close-up pics of Pluto sent by New Horizons spacecraft

Now in colour: Close-up pics of Pluto sent by New Horizons spacecraft

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has released sharpest images ever of cratered, mountainous and glacial terrains on Pluto, now in colour.

See pic: Pluto’s Pattern of Pits

See pic: Pluto’s Pattern of Pits

NASA recently released a picture of Pluto's surface, which has been zoomed in to get a clear view.

Watch: New visualisation of space environment at Pluto

Watch: New visualisation of space environment at Pluto

The video shows a simulation of the space environment all the way out to Pluto in the months surrounding New Horizons’ historic July 2015 flyby.

NASA probe beams sharpest ever images of Pluto

NASA probe beams sharpest ever images of Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back some of the sharpest images of Pluto, showing a wide variety of cratered, mountainous and glacial terrains, which may be the best close-ups of the icy-dwarf planet that humans could see for decades.

New Horizons returns Pluto's sharpest images ever

New Horizons returns Pluto's sharpest images ever

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever of cratered, mountainous and glacial terrains on Pluto and the best close-ups of the mysterious system that humans may see for decades.

Incredible close-up image of wandering Kuiper Belt object from New Horizons' camera!

Incredible close-up image of wandering Kuiper Belt object from New Horizons' camera!

The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured four low-resolution images of 1994 JR1 object.

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.

See pic: Pluto goes all psychedelic in new NASA image!

See pic: Pluto goes all psychedelic in new NASA image!

 New Horizons scientists created this false color image of Pluto to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct regions.  

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.