Pluto and Charon Jul 7, 2015

Pluto from 12.5M km

Great news! New Horizons is back to operations after the issue that affected its main computer a couple of days ago. Today the New Horizons team published a set of pictures taken on Jul 3 (before the computer issue) from a distance of 12.5M km from Pluto. Theose images show a lot of interesting features,…

Pluto from 18.2M km

Pluto from 18.2M km

Latest image received from New Horizons, now 18.2M km from target. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Jupiter-Venus Conjunction

Animation of Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

On Jun 30 – Jul 1 Venus and Jupiter will be in close conjunction, less than 1 degree apart. This animation about the conjunction has been created using the screenshot feature of TheSkyLive.com Planetarium (press ‘p’ key to create a screenshot).

Pluto from 20.6M km

Pluto from 20.6M km

Latest image of Pluto from New Horizons LORRI instrument, taken from a distance of 20.6M km. Original images have been enlarged and processed in order to increase contrast and sharpness. Features similar to craters appear, however there is still some uncertainty caused by possible processing artifacts. Original image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest…

Large impact crater on Ceres

A 150Km Wide Impact Crater on Ceres

Based on the resolution of this image (410 meters per pixel) this impact Crater on Ceres has a diameter of approximately 150Km! The original image captured by the Dawn Framing Camera has been enhanced to improve contrast and enhance details. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Pluto from 22.9M km

Pluto and Charon from 22.9M km

Latest processed image of Pluto, received on Jun 25 and taken from a distance of 22.9M km by the New Horizons spacecraft. There might be some processing artifacts caused by enlarging and sharpening. Original images credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute