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Pluto's moon Charon has a grander canyon than the Grand Canyon

There is no river rafting down Charon's Argo Chasma, but scientists are fascinated by the sheer scale of the Pluto moon's massive canyon.

By June 24, 2016


New Horizons space probe shares most detailed look at Pluto's surface yet

The extreme close-up mosaic includes all of the highest-resolution images the Pluto probe took on its July 2015 flyby.

By May 29, 2016


NASA shows what it would be like to land on Pluto

New Horizons made a close pass of the distant dwarf planet last year, and now the space agency has visualized a future approach in preparation for reaching the surface.

By July 15, 2016


Pluto may be hiding an ocean under that icy exterior

Photos of Pluto's surface from the New Horizons mission show two major clues that suggest the possibility of a liquid sea under all that ice.

By June 23, 2016


Evidence mounts for a liquid ocean on Pluto

Frozen though it may be, new research suggests an ocean may be sloshing away under Pluto's icy plains.

By June 23, 2016


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 October 30, 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 October 19, 2015


'Spider' on Pluto reaches icy legs across a bizarre landscape

NASA scientists marvel at an unusual surface feature seen on Pluto and speculate on its origins.

By April 8, 2016


Frozen lake on Pluto not ideal for ice skating

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snaps a photo of what may be a scenic frozen lake on Pluto. The image hints at flowing liquids in the dwarf planet's distant past.

By March 28, 2016


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 October 1, 2015