The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons

@article{Stern2015ThePS,
  title={The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons},
  author={S. Alan Stern and Fran Bagenal and Kimberly Ennico and G. Randall Gladstone and William M. Grundy and William B. McKinnon and J. M. Moore and Cathy B. Olkin and John R. Spencer and H. Weaver and Leslie A. Young and Thomas P. Andert and John Paul Andrews and Maria E. Banks and Brian A. Bauer and Jeremy Bauman and Olivier S. Barnouin and Peter D. Bedini and Klaus Beisser and Ross A. Beyer and Shyam Bhaskaran and Richard P. Binzel and Emma M. Birath and Michael K Bird and Denis J. Bogan and Alice F. Bowman and Veronica Bray and Maja Brozovi{\'c} and Christopher G. Bryan and Michael R. Buckley and Marc W. Buie and Bonnie J. Buratti and S. S. Bushman and Andrew B. Calloway and Brian T. Carcich and Andrew F. Cheng and Steven J. Conard and C. A. Conrad and Jason C. Cook and Dale P. Cruikshank and O. S. Custodio and Cristina M. Dalle Ore and C. C. Deboy and Zach J. B. Dischner and Phillip J. Dumont and Alissa M. Earle and H. A. Elliott and Jack Ercol and Carolyn M. Ernst and Tiffany J. Finley and Sarah H. Flanigan and Glen H. Fountain and Meagan Freeze and Thomas K. Greathouse and J. L. Green and Y. Guo and M. Hahn and Douglas P. Hamilton and S. A. Hamilton and J. J. Hanley and Ann P. Harch and H. M. Hart and Christopher B. Hersman and Adrian Hill and Matthew E. Hill and David Hinson and Mark E. Holdridge and Mih{\'a}ly Hor{\'a}nyi and Alan D. Howard and Carly J. A. Howett and Coralie D. Jackman and Robert A. Jacobson and Donald E. Jennings and Joshua A. Kammer and H. K. Kang and David E. Kaufmann and Peter Kollmann and Stamatios M. Krimigis and David Y. Kusnierkiewicz and Tod R. Lauer and J. E. Lee and K. L. Lindstrom and Ivan R. Linscott and C. M. Lisse and Allen W. Lunsford and V. A. Mallder and Nicole Martin and D. J. Mccomas and Ralph L. McNutt and D. S. Mehoke and Thomas Mehoke and Eric Melin and Max J. Mutchler and Derek S. Nelson and Francis Nimmo and Jorge I. N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Adriana C. Ocampo and W. M. Owen and Martin Paetzold and Brian R. Page and Alex H. Parker and Joel Wm. Parker and Frederic J. Pelletier and J. Peterson and Nickalaus T. Pinkine and M. R. Piquette and Simon B. Porter and Silvia Protopapa and J. A. Redfern and H. J. Reitsema and Dennis C. Reuter and J. H. Roberts and Stuart J. Robbins and G. D. Rogers and Debi Rose and Kirby D. Runyon and Kurt D. Retherford and Michael G. Ryschkewitsch and Paul M. Schenk and Eric Schindhelm and B. Sepan and Mark R. Showalter and Kelsi N. Singer and Michael Soluri and Dale R. Stanbridge and Andrew J. Steffl and Darrell F. Strobel and Ted Stryk and Michael E. Summers and J. Szalay and M. B. Tapley and A. H. Taylor and Howard W. Taylor and H. B. Throop and Constantine C. C. Tsang and G. L. Tyler and Orkan M. Umurhan and Anne J. Verbiscer and M. H. Versteeg and M. A. Vincent and R. W. Webbert and S. E. Weidner and Gerald Weigle and Oliver L. White and Karl E. Whittenburg and B. G. Williams and Ken Williams and Siska Williams and W. W. Woods and Amanda M. Zangari and Elizabeta Zirnstein},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={350}
}
New Horizons' views of Pluto The flyby of Pluto and its moon Charon by the New Horizons spacecraft generated news coverage around the world. Now Stern et al. report the first scientific results from the high-speed encounter. The surface of Pluto is surprisingly diverse, with large regions of differing brightness and composition. There is ample evidence for ongoing rich geological processes that act to sculpt its surface. Charon's surface is similarly complex, with numerous relief structures and… 
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