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Biggest and best full-frame image of Pluto

Biggest and best full-frame image of Pluto

NASA has released this image of Pluto, the final and best full-frame image taken by New Horizons as it speeded towards its encounter with the dwarf planet.

Live coverage of the Pluto encounter

Live coverage of the Pluto encounter

Where and when to watch the online coverage of the fly-by of Pluto and Charon by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Artist's impression of the New Horizons spacecraft at Pluto

Hubble to search for worlds beyond Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope is being pressed into service to find new targets for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to explore beyond Pluto.

Image showing Pluto's known moons

Name Pluto’s moons

Astronomers are calling on the public to suggest names for Pluto’s two tiniest moons.

Artist's impression of an alien planet showing city lights

ET’s nightlife could be a giveaway

Astronomers propose a new way to find alien worlds—look for their city lights.

Artist's impression of Pluto and Charon

Pluto has a new moon

Hubble Telescope spots a previously unknown moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto.

Artist's impression of Pluto and Charon

Pluto has a CO glow

Carbon monoxide found in Pluto’s atmosphere, extending 3,000km into space.

Haumea

Ten new ice worlds found

World’s biggest digital camera finds 10 new worlds at Solar System’s edge

Triton

Pluto mission spots planet’s twin

Neptune’s moon Triton, often called Pluto’s twin, seen by Pluto-bound NASA mission.

Artist's impression of New Horizons at Pluto

Unique view of Jupiter

Pluto-bound spacecraft takes a look back at the Solar System’s biggest planet