Latest images from NASA’s July 14, 2015 flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft, showing evidence of an active surface on Pluto with flowing nitrogen ice.
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New image just released! A stunning snapshot of Pluto’s night side. The halo is from sunlight shining through the dwarf planet’s hazy atmosphere.
A second range of ice mountains has been found on Pluto, in images from New Horizons.
Pluto has five known moons, and it’s a bit surprising that New Horizons hasn’t found any new ones yet. Newly released images show small moons Nix and Hydra.
The Cassini mission to Saturn – which has brought us so many breathtaking images – took a last close look at Saturn’s moon Hyperion on Sunday.
A beautiful new timelapse showing sunset on Mars in mid-April, 2015, from the Mars Curiosity rover.
Mission control confirmed end of operations at 3:40 p.m. EDT (1934 UTC), when no signal was detected by NASA’s Deep Space Network station at Goldstone.
This isn’t the day and night side of Iapetus. It’s the day side, a nearly full-on view. The two sides of this moon of Saturn have very different brightnesses.
First topographical map of Ceres with named quadrangles. Scientists announced the names at last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
The valiant MESSENGER spacecraft made Earth, Venus and Mercury flybys before its Mercury orbit four years ago. Soon it’ll crash into Mercury, but for now … new images!