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This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum (plain). These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum (plain). These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Informal Names for Features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum (plain). These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19865
Added: 2015-07-29

Views: 36

Informal Names for Features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum (plain). These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Informal Names for Features on Pluto's Moon Charon

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19864
Added: 2015-07-29

Views: 61

Informal Names for Features on Pluto's Moon Charon

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Informal Names for Features on Pluto

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19863
Added: 2015-07-29

Views: 39

Informal Names for Features on Pluto

This image contains the initial, informal names being used by NASA's New Horizons team for the features and regions on the surface of Pluto. These names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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The science team of NASA's New Horizons mission has produced an updated global map of the dwarf planet Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.
The science team of NASA's New Horizons mission has produced an updated global map of the dwarf planet Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.

Global Map of Pluto

The science team of NASA's New Horizons mission has produced an updated global map of the dwarf planet Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19858
Added: 2015-07-27

Views: 256

Global Map of Pluto

The science team of NASA's New Horizons mission has produced an updated global map of the dwarf planet Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.

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Four images from NASA's New Horizons were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution color coverage.)
Four images from NASA's New Horizons were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution color coverage.)

Pluto in True Color

Four images from NASA's New Horizons were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution color coverage.)

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19857
Added: 2015-07-25

Views: 178

Pluto in True Color

Four images from NASA's New Horizons were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution color coverage.)

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This image from NASA's New Horizons highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variations.
This image from NASA's New Horizons highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variations.

A Binary Planet in Color

This image from NASA's New Horizons highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variations.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC)
ID#: PIA19856
Added: 2015-07-23

Views: 140

A Binary Planet in Color

This image from NASA's New Horizons highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variations.

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these images of Pluto's moon Nix which shows a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of the mission scientists (left), and the small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra (right).
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these images of Pluto's moon Nix which shows a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of the mission scientists (left), and the small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra (right).

'Capturing' Nix and Hydra

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these images of Pluto's moon Nix which shows a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of the mission scientists (left), and the small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra (right).

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), Ralph
ID#: PIA19847
Added: 2015-07-21

Views: 149

'Capturing' Nix and Hydra

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these images of Pluto's moon Nix which shows a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of the mission scientists (left), and the small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra (right).

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A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto's heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto's heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

A Mountain Range within Pluto's 'Heart'

A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto's heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19842
Added: 2015-07-21

Views: 120

A Mountain Range within Pluto's 'Heart'

A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto's heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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At center left of Pluto's vast heart-shaped feature ('Tombaugh Regio') lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
At center left of Pluto's vast heart-shaped feature ('Tombaugh Regio') lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'

At center left of Pluto's vast heart-shaped feature ('Tombaugh Regio') lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19841
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 57

Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'

At center left of Pluto's vast heart-shaped feature ('Tombaugh Regio') lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.
Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.

Artist's Concept of the Interaction of the Solar Wind

Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
ID#: PIA19719
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 40

Artist's Concept of the Interaction of the Solar Wind

Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.

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Peering closely at the 'heart of Pluto,' in the western half of what mission scientists have informally named Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), NASA's New Horizons' Ralph instrument revealed evidence of carbon monoxide ice.
Peering closely at the 'heart of Pluto,' in the western half of what mission scientists have informally named Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), NASA's New Horizons' Ralph instrument revealed evidence of carbon monoxide ice.

Peering Closely at the 'Heart of Pluto'

Peering closely at the 'heart of Pluto,' in the western half of what mission scientists have informally named Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), NASA's New Horizons' Ralph instrument revealed evidence of carbon monoxide ice.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
ID#: PIA19718
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 44

Peering Closely at the 'Heart of Pluto'

Peering closely at the 'heart of Pluto,' in the western half of what mission scientists have informally named Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), NASA's New Horizons' Ralph instrument revealed evidence of carbon monoxide ice.

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These two images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July 14, 2015. The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations, and colors are approximated in this composite image.
These two images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July 14, 2015. The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations, and colors are approximated in this composite image.

Portrait of Pluto and Charon

These two images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July 14, 2015. The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations, and colors are approximated in this composite image.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19717
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 94

Portrait of Pluto and Charon

These two images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July 14, 2015. The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations, and colors are approximated in this composite image.

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This figure shows how the Alice instrument onboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft count rate changed over time during the sunset and sunrise observations.
This figure shows how the Alice instrument onboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft count rate changed over time during the sunset and sunrise observations.

Alice Solar Occultation

This figure shows how the Alice instrument onboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft count rate changed over time during the sunset and sunrise observations.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Alice Ultraviolet Spectrometer (Alice UVS)
ID#: PIA19716
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 58

Alice Solar Occultation

This figure shows how the Alice instrument onboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft count rate changed over time during the sunset and sunrise observations.

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This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Pluto Solar Occultations

This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Alice Ultraviolet Spectrometer (Alice UVS)
ID#: PIA19715
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 50

Pluto Solar Occultations

This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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This annotated view from NASA's New Horizons of a portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth's first artificial satellite, shows an array of enigmatic features.
This annotated view from NASA's New Horizons of a portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth's first artificial satellite, shows an array of enigmatic features.

Portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain)

This annotated view from NASA's New Horizons of a portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth's first artificial satellite, shows an array of enigmatic features.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19714
Added: 2015-07-17

Views: 85

Portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain)

This annotated view from NASA's New Horizons of a portion of Pluto's Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), named for Earth's first artificial satellite, shows an array of enigmatic features.

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As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA' Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.
As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA' Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.

Pluto Seen from Saturn

As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA' Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA19641
Added: 2015-07-16

Views: 7870

Pluto Seen from Saturn

As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA' Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.

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Like that of Charon, Hydra's surface is probably covered with water ice, the most abundant ice in the universe. This image, with a resolution of 2 miles per pixel, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from approximately 400,000 miles away.
Like that of Charon, Hydra's surface is probably covered with water ice, the most abundant ice in the universe. This image, with a resolution of 2 miles per pixel, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from approximately 400,000 miles away.

Hydra Emerges from the Shadows

Like that of Charon, Hydra's surface is probably covered with water ice, the most abundant ice in the universe. This image, with a resolution of 2 miles per pixel, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from approximately 400,000 miles away.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19711
Added: 2015-07-15

Views: 37

Hydra Emerges from the Shadows

Like that of Charon, Hydra's surface is probably covered with water ice, the most abundant ice in the universe. This image, with a resolution of 2 miles per pixel, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from approximately 400,000 miles away.

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Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.
Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.

Pluto's Big Heart in Color

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19708
Added: 2015-07-14

Views: 277

Pluto's Big Heart in Color

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.

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This July 13, 2015, image of Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. It was obtained by the Ralph instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
This July 13, 2015, image of Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. It was obtained by the Ralph instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Pluto and Charon in False Color Show Compositional Diversity

This July 13, 2015, image of Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. It was obtained by the Ralph instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Ralph Color Imager
ID#: PIA19707
Added: 2015-07-14

Views: 138

Pluto and Charon in False Color Show Compositional Diversity

This July 13, 2015, image of Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. It was obtained by the Ralph instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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These circular maps shows the distribution of Pluto's dark and bright terrains as revealed by NASA's New Horizons mission prior to July 4, 2015. In these maps, the polar bright terrain is surrounded by a somewhat darker polar fringe.
These circular maps shows the distribution of Pluto's dark and bright terrains as revealed by NASA's New Horizons mission prior to July 4, 2015. In these maps, the polar bright terrain is surrounded by a somewhat darker polar fringe.

Dark and Bright Terrains of Pluto

These circular maps shows the distribution of Pluto's dark and bright terrains as revealed by NASA's New Horizons mission prior to July 4, 2015. In these maps, the polar bright terrain is surrounded by a somewhat darker polar fringe.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19706
Added: 2015-07-10

Views: 111

Dark and Bright Terrains of Pluto

These circular maps shows the distribution of Pluto's dark and bright terrains as revealed by NASA's New Horizons mission prior to July 4, 2015. In these maps, the polar bright terrain is surrounded by a somewhat darker polar fringe.

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This image of Pluto was taken by NASA's New Horizons' spacecraft at 4:18 UT on July 9, 2015, from a range of 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) reveals new details on the surface of Pluto.
This image of Pluto was taken by NASA's New Horizons' spacecraft at 4:18 UT on July 9, 2015, from a range of 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) reveals new details on the surface of Pluto.

New Details on Pluto

This image of Pluto was taken by NASA's New Horizons' spacecraft at 4:18 UT on July 9, 2015, from a range of 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) reveals new details on the surface of Pluto.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
ID#: PIA19705
Added: 2015-07-10

Views: 90

New Details on Pluto

This image of Pluto was taken by NASA's New Horizons' spacecraft at 4:18 UT on July 9, 2015, from a range of 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) reveals new details on the surface of Pluto.

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This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.
This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.

NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.

Target: Pluto
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
ID#: PIA19703
Added: 2015-07-09

Views: 277

NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.

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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes

This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Hubble Space Telescope
ID#: PIA18179
Added: 2010-02-04

Views: 1240

Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes

This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

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A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.
A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

Pluto and its Moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra

A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Advanced Camera for Surveys
ID#: PIA12453
Added: 2009-04-21

Views: 7930

Pluto and its Moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra

A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

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This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.
This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

Hubble Portrait of the "Double Planet" Pluto & Charon

This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Faint Object Camera
ID#: PIA00827
Added: 1998-03-28

Views: 10362

Hubble Portrait of the "Double Planet" Pluto & Charon

This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

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