Get To Know Pluto As New Photos Come In Over The Next Year
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has started the slow process of beaming back high-resolution photos of Pluto.By Steven Sparkman | September 10, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has left Pluto far behind, but it's only just started sending photos back to Earth. (Video via NASA)
Over Labor Day weekend, New Horizons started transmitting high-resolution photos of Pluto for us all to gawk at. A lot of them are things we'd seen before, but with more detail. And to think, these were the best pictures we had just five years ago. (Video via NASA, NASA / ESA)
To the untrained eye, the new photos are just really pretty to look at. But, of course, astronomers are all over them, saying some complicated things and some ... less complicated things. Let's see what they're homing in on.