New images from New Horizons’ July flyby of Pluto are among the sharpest of another world, other than those closely orbited or landed upon.
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Awesome views, including some selfies, from the Mars Curiosity rover. The rover is looking across Gale Crater, approaching a large dune with ripples.
Crescent Pluto, acquired as New Horizons sped past in July on its way deeper into the Kuiper Belt.
Another great glimpse of Mars – the world next door – from NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Images from last week’s flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, one of three planned for this month … the final close flybys of Enceladus with the Cassini spacecraft.
Images released Friday, October 9. New Horizons acquired them when it swept past the Pluto system on July 14. The spacecraft’s data are still being returned.
Dawn spacecraft has now moved to within about 900 miles (1,500 km) from the dwarf planet Ceres. See some early images from its new, closer orbit.
Many features on Charon informally named from science fiction, particularly Star Trek and Star Wars. Lord of the Rings, Stanley Kubrick also honored.
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.
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.