First global maps of Pluto and Charon from NASA's New Horizons mission published

Until 2015, it was not known whether Pluto or its largest moon, Charon, had mountains or valleys or even impact craters. After the spectacular success of New Horizons in July 2015, scientists were amazed at the towering peaks and deep valleys that were revealed in the returned data. Now, thanks to the efforts of the New Horizons team, the first official validated global map and topographic maps of these two bodies have been published and are available to all. The maps and the process of creating them are described in two new research articles published in the journal Icarus.

First global maps of Pluto and Charon from NASA's New Horizons mission published

Until 2015, it was not known whether Pluto or its largest moon, Charon, had mountains or valleys or even impact craters. After the spectacular success of New Horizons in July 2015, scientists ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Celebrating 40 years of Pluto's largest moon, Charon

Today, Pluto is known to sport five moons.

Mon 16 Jul 18 from FOXNews

Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon

Forty years ago, Pluto's largest moon Charon was discovered.

Sat 14 Jul 18 from SPACE.com

Pluto and Charon shine in most detailed topographical maps ever

New research showcasing the dramatic topography of Pluto and its moon Charon should help scientists better guess what forces have shaped them.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from FOXNews

Pluto and Charon Shine in Most Detailed Topographical Maps Ever

Scientists have put together new maps of Pluto and its moon Charon, showing the peaks and valleys of their surfaces in incredible detail.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from SPACE.com

Newly Published Global Maps of Pluto and Charon

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

First Global Maps of Pluto and Charon from New Horizons Published

Houston TX (SPX) Jul 11, 2018 Until 2015, it was not known whether icy Pluto or its largest moon, Charon, had mountains, valleys or even impact craters. After the spectacular success of New ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from SpaceDaily

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