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The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
The New Horizons encounter revealed that Pluto displays a surprisingly wide variety of geological landforms, including those resulting from glaciological and surface-atmosphere interactions as well as impact, tectonic, possible cryovolcanic, and mass-wasting processes.
Saturn's F Ring: Kinematics and Particle Sizes from Stellar Occultation Studies
Abstract The occultation of GSC5249-01240 by Saturn's rings was observed in a spectrally resolved mode using the Faint Object Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. By combining these data with…
Surface compositions across Pluto and Charon
The New Horizons team presents the complex surface features and geology of Pluto and its large moon Charon, including evidence of tectonics, glacial flow, and possible cryovolcanoes, as well as their analysis of the encounter data downloaded so far.
The small satellites of Pluto as observed by New Horizons
The New Horizons results on Pluto’s small moons help to elucidate the conditions under which the Pluto system formed and evolved, and massively increase the understanding of the bodies in the outer solar system.
The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons
The New Horizons team presents the complex surface features and geology of Pluto and its large moon Charon, including evidence of tectonics, glacial flow, and possible cryovolcanoes, and their analysis of the encounter data downloaded so far.
Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission
The New Horizons instrument named Ralph is a visible/near infrared multi-spectral imager and a short wavelength infrared spectral imager. It is one of the core instruments on New Horizons, NASA’s…
Mean radius and shape of Pluto and Charon from New Horizons images
Approach images taken by the LORRI imaging system during the New Horizons spacecraft encounter have been used to determine the mean radii and shapes of Pluto and Charon. The primary observations are…
The geology of Pluto and Charon through the eyes of New Horizons
Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has revealed a complex geology of Pluto and Charon, including evidence of tectonics, glacial flow, and possible cryovolcanoes, and these findings massively increase the understanding of the bodies in the outer solar system.
Structure and composition of Pluto's atmosphere from the New Horizons solar ultraviolet occultation
The Alice instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed an ultraviolet solar occultation by Pluto's atmosphere on 2015 July 14. The transmission vs. altitude was sensitive to the presence of…
Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object
The New Horizons spacecraft completed its MU69 flyby on 1 January 2019, with a closest approach distance of 3538 km—less than one-third of its closest distance to Pluto.