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New Horizons researchers reveal how Pluto's signature heart was formed
Sep 22, 2016

A new research report reveals the mystery behind the dwarf planet's huge heart sector.

Scientists believe Pluto may have had rivers and lakes of liquid nitrogen
Mar 22, 2016

Thanks to some new intel provided by NASA’s New Horizons probe, scientists now believe Pluto’s surface may have once hosted rivers and lakes of liquid nitrogen. 

Image of the Day: The Frigid Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
Mar 4, 2016

Here's a new enhanced-color image from New Horizons of Pluto's barren polar region.

Pluto's moon Charon likely ruptured from the inside, ripping a gash four-times the size of the Grand Canyon
Feb 19, 2016

It took more than a few years, but when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finally sent back some of the first high-quality pictures ever captured of Pluto’s moon Charon, it brought just as many questions as answers.

NASA's New Horizons team discovers vast reserves of H2O ice on Pluto
Feb 2, 2016

The icy dwarf planet may be hiding much more ice than previously thought.

New Horizons scientists reveal disastrous reason for Pluto's crater-free Sputnik Planum
Jan 7, 2016

A monster meteor may be the reason for Pluto's vast crater-less frozen plains.

NASA releases psychedelic new footage of Pluto, captured by New Horizons
Dec 29, 2015

If the straight-up images of Pluto weren’t enough to get you interested in space exploration, NASA has released some psychedelic new footage captured by New Horizons’ more interesting instruments.

Here's the trippy space weather New Horizons flew through to reach Pluto
Dec 9, 2015

It took about a decade to get there, but NASA’s New Horizons probe finally sent back our first good pics of the former planet Pluto. But it had to navigate some trippy space weather to get there.

Image(s) of the Day: A day in the life of Pluto and Charon
Dec 8, 2015

Witness the wonder of Pluto and its main moon through a daily cycle of New Horizons images.

Image of the Day: NASA's psychedelic new Pluto pic
Nov 12, 2015

This brilliant new image of Pluto is a beautiful blast of cosmic color.

Pluto may have giant, 4-mile-high volcanoes that spew ice instead of lava
Nov 10, 2015

It was only a few months ago that we actually got our first real pictures of Pluto, and now NASA officials believe the former planet could be home to massive volcanoes that spew ice.

Awe-inspiring new Pluto image revealed with New Horizons' first official science paper
Oct 16, 2015

Here's the latest color Pluto image published with NASA's first mission findings report.

Blue skies and H2O ice discovered by New Horizons' Pluto team
Oct 10, 2015

Here are more monumental discoveries straight from New Horizons' Pluto mission.

New NASA images + video sweep over the surface of Pluto's moon, Charon
Oct 2, 2015

Charon shines in these latest astonishing shots of Pluto's largest moon.

Perplexing new Pluto images reveal odd "snakeskin" surface features
Sep 24, 2015

Here's this week's set of stupendous New Horizons images straight from Pluto.