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 Solar System Exploration – Pluto


Pluto’s Fretted Terrain

Data from the New Horizon's probe continues to arrive, this picture taken a mere 45 minutes before it's closest encounter. The terrain it captured is of a type that's rare in the Solar System, the now the scientis are trying to work out how it's formed: Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or … Continue reading Pluto’s Fretted Terrain

The mysterious Floating Hills on Pluto

For this little space snippet we're back to our mysterious liitle Pluto. So if I was to tlak toyou about icebergs, you might say so what? Kind of cool (pun intended), never want to see one, espeically if I'm standing on a ship called Titanic. But what about having ice berg hiills 12 kilometers wide … Continue reading The mysterious Floating Hills on Pluto