Pluto's Weather Is More Active Than We Thought
With each batch of images that rolls in from New Horizons, scientists learn more about Pluto's characteristics.By Evan Thomas | September 18, 2015
These backlit shots of Pluto's crescent are more than just excellent desktop wallpapers. Scientists are learning a lot from them, too.
The latest images from New Horizons show there are 12 or more layers to Pluto's atmosphere, some of them close enough to the ground to draw shadows from its mountains.
"These low-lying hazes hint at the weather changing from day to day on Pluto, just like it does here on Earth," said Will Grundy, New Horizons Composition team.