New Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto by The Associated PressNew Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto by The Associated Press

New Horizons: Rediscovering Pluto

byThe Associated Press

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint: The pictures showed ice mountains about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon. Especially astonishing to scientists was the total absence of impact craters in a zoom-in shot of one otherwise rugged slice of Pluto. That suggests that Pluto is not the dead ice ball many people think, but is instead geologically active even now, its surface sculpted not by collisions with cosmic debris but by its internal heat. Breathtaking in their clarity, the long-awaited images were obtained by NASA's New Horizons, the unmanned spacecraft that paid a history-making flyby visit to the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015 after a journey of 9½ years and 3 billion miles. Experience the voyage to Pluto and rediscover our solar system through the photographs and reporting of The Associated Press.
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Title:New Horizons: Rediscovering PlutoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Mango MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633532437

ISBN - 13:9781633532434


Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 - Mysterious Pluto Chapter 2 - NASA's New Frontiers Program Chapter 3 - Years of Preparation Chapter 4 - New Horizons Launch Chapter 5 - Journey to Pluto Chapter 6 - The Payoff Chapter 7 - Future Mission Objectives