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
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Pluto’s icy heart of nitrogen, methand and carbon monoxide is giving scientist something to think about.
Red it all here:
via Scientists Probe Mystery of Pluto’s Icy Heart | NASA
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I’ve not posted a NASA update for a while, but with a breakdown of the Cassini mission which is due to end next year, more on New Horizons and a little snippet on Mars I thought now would be a good time:
via NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week
Pluto’s snow capped mountains look eerily familiar, but are capped with Methane frost.
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via Pluto’s Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness | NASA
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On the 15th of July 2015 New Horizons was the first spacecraft to pass the dwarf planet Pluto. It sent us back images that was able to help us study it’s terrain.
One year on NASA has compiled some images from the New Horizons flyby. I’ve put some of them on this post, click on the link to see all of them.
via NASA — Views of Pluto
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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
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It looks like Pluto’s smaller moons could have a high content of water ice in their surface composition. Shedding more light on how and where the Pluto system might have formed.
The article explains more:
via New Data Compare, Contrast Pluto’s Icy Moons | NASA
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:
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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 or long, floating on a sea of frozen Nitrogen? That is cold, very cold. I think I would need at least aother layer on and even then I would feel it. It’s the kind of thing that science fiction has dreamt up for some evil alien world.
The link to the full articl eis below, but I also found some other Pluto pictures I found and wanted to share, this is a world so barren and mysterious and yet like nothing else we’ve ever seen before.
Have a great day!
As even more discoveries come from New Horizons, this was the one I was waiting for. Ice Volcanoes.
We saw them on Neptunes Moon Triton when Voyager 2 flew past and it looks like they might be on Pluto as well. The article from NASA below explains it in more detail, but as always it’s interesting stuff.