Friday 17 July 2015

Pluto flyby: New Horizons

The New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew past Pluto on 14-Jul-2015.  Remarkable pictures have been returned generating much surprise and debate among astronomers;  we now know Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, have ice mountains higher than the Rockies and a gorge 5 times as deep as the Grand canyon.  Lots of information and detail about the mission can be found on the NASA New Horizons web site here: NASA New Horizons