New Horizons Pluto probe notches 3 new discoveries far from Earth

NASA’s New Horizons probe flew by Pluto nearly eight years ago, but the epic encounter is still bearing scientific fruit.

New Horizons gave humanity its first up-close looks at Pluto on July 14, 2015, when the probe zoomed just 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) above the dwarf planet’s frigid surface. The mission team is still analyzing the stockpile of data New Horizons gathered during the flyby — and still making intriguing discoveries, as new results show.

2023-03-16 10:00:21