NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sets new record by capturing the farthest image from Earth by a spacecraft
The new images released by NASA on Thursday were captured by New Horizons when the spacecraft was more than 6.12 billion km away.
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These frigid worlds are found beyond the orbit of Neptune and include Pluto and its moons.
Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles
The result is an atmospheric temperature of about minus 203 degrees Celsius, instead of the predicted minus 173 degrees Celsius.
From Charlie Brown's Snoopy to Rahul Gandhi's Pidi, loveable dogs have long been making their owners more likeable
Rahul bringing Pidi into the fold with a 14-second video is a smart move. You may have a lack of awe and appreciation for Rahul, but you can't hate his dog.
The jagged geological ridges are found at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface, near its equator, and can soar many hundreds of feet into the sky.
The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGSPN) has officially named some of the more prominent surface features on the planet.
Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has now traveled half the distance from Pluto.
The Earth cannot technically be considered as a planet, as it has failed to clear its orbit of all other objects.
The Australian National University (ANU) has called on amateur astronomers to help its researchers find a new planet in the Solar System.
Runyon and his co-authors argue for a definition of "planet" that focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the body itself, rather than external factors.
If the proposed definition becomes the accepted scientific convention, then that could mean that there are over 110 planets in the solar system.
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to explore a small, ancient object located about 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto, nearly two years after its historic encounter with the icy dwarf planet.
Nasa's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.
Scientists from Nasa's New Horizons mission claim to have identified some cloud candidates on Pluto after examining images taken during the spacecrafts July 2015 flight through the dwarf planet system
Using a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with data from Nasa's New Horizons mission, researchers hope that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust.
Present day Pluto may have a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust, according to a new analysis of data from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft.
The most stunning and close-up images of Pluto's surface have been beamed back to Earth by Nasa's New Horizons space probe.
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.