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Pluto's glowing crescent on full display in fresh NASA image

NASA's New Horizons looked back after its Pluto flyby and saw this stunning view of the dwarf planet's radiant crescent backlit by the sun.

By 31 October 2015


Pluto's weird surface has puzzling pitted terrain

Pluto's surface is totally the pits in a new NASA image showing odd formations of dimples, troughs and curved indentations.

By 20 October 2015


See Pluto's moon Charon in gorgeous NASA color image

Charon looks sharp in a freshly released New Horizons image showing the moon in enhanced color.

By 2 October 2015


Fly over Pluto's moon Charon in spectacular style

Video made of processed images from the New Horizons Pluto flyby shows what it would be like to have a close encounter with Charon.

By 29 September 2015


Buzz Pluto's tall peaks and frozen plains in NASA flyby video

NASA's New Horizons has sent back remarkable new images of the distant dwarf planet, but nothing captures the feel of Pluto quite like this new video.

By 21 July 2015


Express your rage over Pluto's de-planeting with this Woot shirt

Tired of people piling on poor Pluto just because they believe it's no longer a planet? Amazon's daily deal website has a shirt that will show what side you're on.

By 17 July 2015


NASA gives Pluto's 'heart' a name, reveals second riveting shot of dwarf planet

In a just-held briefing, NASA says that Pluto's "heart" will be named for the dwarf planet's original discoverer, a dark spot on moon Charon is called "Mordor," and Pluto is a relative newborn.

By 16 July 2015


See NASA's 'last, best look' at Pluto's mysterious dark spots

NASA's New Horizons probe gets one last glimpse at four strange dark spots along Pluto's equator as scientists puzzle over their origin.

By 14 July 2015


Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By 11 July 2015


Aw, NASA probe spies Pluto's 'heart' as flyby begins

Pluto, the focus of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, has a softer side in the form of a distinctive heart-shaped feature on its surface.

By 10 July 2015