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Pluto’s Fifth Moon

Pluto’s Fifth Moon

The Hubble Telescope has discovered a fifth moon in orbit around Pluto. This adds to its current satellites Charon, Nix, Hydra and the unnamed P4 (discovered 20th of July 2011). The newest discovery, currently referred to as P5, is estimated to be an irregular shape about 10 to 24 km across making it the smallest of the moons. […]

Mars Panorama

Mars Panorama

A 360 degree panorama of the Martian landscape combined from 817 photos taken the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been released by NASA. The photos were taken while the rover was stationary on the rim of the Endeavour Crater for four months during the most recent Martian winter.  Presented in false colour many interesting details such as the rovers tracks and the […]

A Tour of the Moon

A Tour of the Moon

NASA have released a video that provides the most detailed tour of the Moon to date. Using a mix of photos and computer simulation from data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) it covers some of the the Moons most interesting features including the Orientale Basin, Tycho Crater (pictured above), Taurus Littrow Valley (the location of Apollo 17’s […]