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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?

 

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Image credits: NASA

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Scientists Probe Mystery of Pluto’s Icy Heart | NASA

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Pluto’s icy heart of nitrogen, methand and carbon monoxide is giving scientist something to think about.

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via Scientists Probe Mystery of Pluto’s Icy Heart | NASA

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New Horizon’s – One Year on…

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.

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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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No ownership claimed on images – Credit: NASA

The mysterious Floating Hills on Pluto

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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.

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-mysterious-floating-hills

Have a great day!

Simon 🙂

Ice Volcano on Pluto?

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.

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Credit: NASA

 

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/possible-ice-volcano-on-pluto-has-the-wright-stuff