Solar System Exploration – Pluto

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Analysis of the outer planets suggested a planet out beyond Neptune and having taken photographs of the night sky and comparing them the movement of Pluto across the sky gave it's position away. The mass of Pluto did not account for the gravitational anomalies, but Pluto was... Continue Reading →


Pluto – Close up Montage

This is a combined image made up of five pictures taken during the New Horizons flyby of Pluto. I combined them with a useful little app I've found... cool eh?   Image credits: NASA Planet Simon   Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me on my Planet Simon Facebook Page Find some of... Continue Reading →

Charon’s Canyon Dwarfs the Grand Canyon

New Horizons captured a good view of a canyon on Charon at 430 miles long and over 5 miles deep it dwarfs the Grand Canyon on Earth. See the full article here: via A ‘Super Grand Canyon’ on Pluto’s Moon Charon | NASA Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or materials - Credit: NASA

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