What was previously a blurred point of light was brought into focus when our New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto on July 14. See the latest images in our Pluto gallery: http://go.nasa.gov/1TI6gr9 #PlutoFlyby
Pluto and its moons: detailed new images released - in pictures
Icy Mountains of Pluto New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains. New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.
Esta animação combina várias observações de Plutão ao longo de várias décadas. O primeiro quadro é um zoom-in digital em Plutão como ele apareceu em cima de sua descoberta por Clyde Tombaugh em 1930 (imagem cedida por Lowell Observatory Archives). As outras imagens mostram várias vistas de Plutão como visto pelo Telescópio Espacial Hubble da NASA no início dos anos 1990 e New Horizons da NASA em 2015. A seqüência final amplia para um quadro de close-up de Plutão lançado em 15 de julho de…
Speeding away from Pluto just seven hours after its July 14 closest approach, the New Horizons spacecraft looked back and captured this spectacular image of Pluto’s atmosphere, backlit by the sun. The image reveals layers of haze that are several times higher than scientists predicted. Capturing sunlight streaming through the atmosphere and revealing hazes as high as 80 miles above Pluto’s surface.
Blue skies and mysterious RED water ice discovered on Pluto
The discovery of red water ice has also excited astronomers, as it adds to the theory that Pluto has a liquid sea under its surface that could host life. Pictured is one of the first high-resolution colour images of the dwarf planet, released by Nasa last month
In the northern region of Pluto’s Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), swirl-shaped patterns of light and dark suggest that a surface layer of exotic ices has flowed around obstacles and into depressions, much like glaciers on Earth. Image via NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Pluto. A contraluz, Plutón envía una despedida impresionante de New Horizons. Retroiluminada por el sol, la atmósfera de Plutón muestra su silueta como un halo luminoso en esta imagen tomada por la nave espacial New Horizons de la NASA cerca de la medianoche EDT el 15 de julio.
January 19, 2006: New Horizons Launches for Pluto Clouds part as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft roars into the blue sky after an on-time liftoff at 2 p.m. EST aboard an Atlas V rocket from Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.