Pluto Photos Were A Good Start, But New Data Paints A Better Picture - Newsy

Transcript: We're still getting a steady stream of Pluto data from New Horizons, which has the occasional burst of official science. Like these studies just released in the journal Science, showing Pluto is far more active than researchers thought. The findings include tectonics and ice volcanoes, as well as evidence for seasons and geologic surface activity. They are also investigating Pluto's weak atmosphere, as well as its four smaller moons, their characteristics and orbital paths. And researchers studied Pluto's immediate environment, especially how solar wind interacts with its atmosphere and magnetic field. We had strong evidence for many of these findings already, based on early analysis of images from New Horizons' flyby. Consider these newer studies as the scientifically rigorous confirmation. And expect more of the same in the coming months. New Horizons' download is expected to run until about September. Sources: NASA http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150701-2 NASA http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19873 NASA http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-pluto-images-from-nasa-s-new-horizons-it-s-complicated Science http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/why-pluto-frigid-prison-nitrogen-ice Science http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6279/1284 Science http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6279/aad8866 Science http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6279/aae0030 Science http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6279/aad9045 NASA http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-wows-in-spectacular-new-backlit-panorama NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/the-mountainous-shoreline-of-sputnik-planum NASA http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-pluto-images-from-nasa-s-new-horizons-it-s-complicated NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mogmLxSTnRw ------------------------------------- Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/

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