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Space around Pluto nearly dust free: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft

Mar 18, 2016

Space around Pluto nearly dust free: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft

Space environment around Pluto and its moons is almost empty, containing only about six dust particles per cubic mile, according to data collected by a student-built instrument riding on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. #NewsTracker #spacecraft #Pluto #Space #New Horizons #Southwest Research Institute
Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto

Mar 04, 2016

Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto

Cthulhu Regio stretches nearly halfway around Pluto's equator, starting from the west of the great nitrogen ice plains known as Sputnik Planum. #Nasa #Pluto #New Horizons #NASA New Horizons #Sputnik Planum #FScience #Snowcapped mountains in Pluto #Cthulhu Regio #Space Telescope Science Institute
The hills are alive: Nasa's New Horizons spots several 'floating' hills on Pluto

Feb 05, 2016

The hills are alive: Nasa's New Horizons spots several 'floating' hills on Pluto

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has captured images of frozen nitrogen glaciers on Pluto carrying numerous 'floating' hills that may be fragments of water ice, giving an insight into the dwarf planet's fascinating and abundant geological activity. #didyouknow #Nasa #Pluto #New Horizons #Shareworthy #Sputnik Planum
Not Pluto: Scientists say they have 'good evidence' for a ninth planet in the solar system

Jan 21, 2016

Not Pluto: Scientists say they have 'good evidence' for a ninth planet in the solar system

Scientists reported on Wednesday they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. #Life #NewsTracker #science #Planet #Pluto #Space #Solar System #Neptune #cosmos #Shareworthy #Planet 9
Nasa has released the best close-up photos of Pluto we may see in decades

Dec 08, 2015

Nasa has released the best close-up photos of Pluto we may see in decades

Nasa has released a series of sharp Pluto snapshots, billing them as the best close-ups of the dwarf planet we may see for decades. #US #didyouknow #Nasa #Pluto #Space #New Horizons #Shareworthy
Nasa unveils new stunning Pluto images, shows its spectacular surface colours

Oct 16, 2015

Nasa unveils new stunning Pluto images, shows its spectacular surface colours

Pluto contains a rich variety of colors on its surface, according to observations out Thursday from NASA's New Horizons probe that stunned astronomers. #Nasa #Planet #Pluto #Images #Surface #Colours #amazing #Shareworthy
See Pluto's blue skies and frozen water in latest photos from Nasa's New Horizons

Oct 09, 2015

See Pluto's blue skies and frozen water in latest photos from Nasa's New Horizons

In a major finding, the first colour images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes beamed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft show that the icy-dwarf planet has blue skies similar to Earth and frozen water on its surface. #didyouknow #Nasa #Earth #spacecraft #Pluto #New Horizons #Shareworthy #Kuiper Belt #Alan Stern #blue sky
New Horizons latest photos show Pluto's largest moon Charon's colourful and violent history

Oct 02, 2015

New Horizons latest photos show Pluto's largest moon Charon's colourful and violent history

Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto's largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history. #didyouknow #Nasa #Mars #Moon #Grand Canyon #Pluto #Charon #Crater #New Horizons #Shareworthy #saterlite
Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

Oct 01, 2015

Up next for Nasa, missions to Venus and near-earth objects by 2020

In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, Nasa has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme. #didyouknow #Nasa #Mars #Pluto #Asteroids #Venus #Lucy #Shareworthy #Discovery programme #John Grunsfeld #Psyche #Near Earth Objects
'It looks more like dragon scales': Pluto's latest photos reveal new topographical details

Sep 25, 2015

'It looks more like dragon scales': Pluto's latest photos reveal new topographical details

New “snakeskin” images of Pluto sent by NASA's New Horizons probe have revealed a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details. #didyouknow #Nasa #Pluto #photos #New Horizons #Shareworthy #snakeskin #William McKinnon