Mar 17, 2023

New Horizons gives new insight about Pluto, finds bladed terrain

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Scientists found large swaths of jagged landforms on Pluto’s surface.

In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft had its first close encounter with Pluto and its moons. It went on to explore the icy edge of the solar system, generating a wealth of data in the process.

The formation of Arrokoth.


The New Horizons team has been sifting through data to solve mysteries about Pluto and our solar system’s smaller bodies. The team presented their latest findings at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, on March 14. At the conference, they announced not one but three key findings.

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