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One of the newest images captured by LORRI aboard the New Horizons Spacecraft (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI) 1

Newest View of Pluto’s Enigmatic Terrains Puzzle NASA

New Horizons: Pluto in ‘Even-Higher Resolution’ This Week NASA just released numerous fresh images of Pluto like we’ve never seen before—and yet again—we at Dark Matter News are near-speechless! This evening we see strange-looking “snakeskin” mountains, pockmarked dunes made not-of sand, but ICE; we see a new spectral image set of peculiar methane collection points, as well as new dynamic photos revealing Pluto’s array of planetary surface tones. Join us as we investigate these images, one-by-one! 1.) “Snakeskin” Mountains of ‘Tartarus Dorsa’ Nobody’s quite sure what to call this area yet. Unofficially dubbed, “Tartarus Dorsa,” NASA reveals that Pluto’s odd surface terrain has an...

"This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA" 1

Breaking: New Photos & 3D Map of ‘Bright Spot’ on Ceres

Bright Spot on Ceres Seen in High Resolution For First Time (NASA JPL) NASA just released striking new images depicting the Dwarf Planet Ceres’ ‘bright spots’ within the landmark dubbed “Occator Crater” this Wednesday. The super-high-resolution images (three times better than the last ones we received in June) give the world a 450 foot per pixel view of topographical features feeding both mystery and imagination. NASA’s Dawn Mission reveals that Occator’s rim is ‘almost vertical’ in some areas though we still don’t know the chemical composition of this bright spot on Ceres’ surface. Could it be a salt deposit? Ice?...