Topics

Johns Hopkins University
NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015
NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015

NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back some new images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon as seen from more than 126,000 miles away. Over the coming months, the grand piano sized spacecraft will take thousands of pictures that will gradually bring the icy body and its many moons into focus.  What you are seeing here is just the tip of the visual iceberg. "The dwarf planet will continue to grow larger and larger in the images as New Horizons spacecraft hurtles toward its targets," said Hal Weaver, New Horizons project scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. "The new LORRI images also...

Loading