New Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto

New Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto

by The Associated Press

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New Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto by The Associated Press

Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint: The pictures showed ice mountains about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon. Especially astonishing to scientists was the total absence of impact craters in a zoom-in shot of one otherwise rugged slice of Pluto. That suggests that Pluto is not the dead ice ball many people think, but is instead geologically active even now, its surface sculpted not by collisions with cosmic debris but by its internal heat. Breathtaking in their clarity, the long-awaited images were obtained by NASA's New Horizons, the unmanned spacecraft that paid a history-making flyby visit to the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015 after a journey of 9½ years and 3 billion miles. Experience the voyage to Pluto and rediscover our solar system through the photographs and reporting of The Associated Press.

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BN ID: 2940157806002
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 166
File size: 11 MB
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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. www.ap.org.

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