Tuesday, 24 February 2015

New Horizons spots more of Pluto's moons

As NASA's New Horizons deep space probe heads for its July rendezvous with Pluto, it's not only revealing the secrets of the dwarf planet, but of its moons as well. On the 85th anniversary of Pluto's discovery, the unmanned spacecraft sent back its first look at the small moons Nix and Hydra. Taken by New Horizons’ Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), the images will help space scientist better understand their orbits... Continue Reading New Horizons spots more of Pluto's moons

Section: Space

Tags: Dwarf planet, Kuiper Belt, NASA, New Horizons, Pluto, Spacecraft, Unmanned

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