New Horizons Spacecraft

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  • Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

    Pluto may have a 100km ocean under icy shell

    Pluto may contain an ocean spanning over 100 kilometres beneath its icy surface, with a salt content similar to that of the Dead Sea on Earth, a new study suggests. Ever since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto in......

    September 25, 2016
  • What shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?

    What shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?

    Researchers believe they now know the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft. Pluto's peculiar insolation and atmosphere favour nitrogen condensation near the equator, in the lower altitude regions, leading......

    September 20, 2016