Pluto’s Big Moon Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History. New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon – and these pictures show a surprisingly complex and violent history.
This artist's concept obtained December 2014 courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI), shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its three moons in summer (AFP/NASA)
NASA Releases an Incredible Enhanced Color Image of Pluto
Looking northeast over the dark, cratered, informally named Cthulhu Regio toward the bright, smooth, expanse of icy plains informally called Sputnik Planum. The entire expanse of terrain seen in this image is 1 800 km across.
New Horizons Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter