NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto on Tuesday July 14th, gathering some pretty interesting data about the dwarf planet. From large white hearts and dark equatorial regions on Pluto's surface to methane ice caps and even the presence of snow, New Horizons has given scientists a lot of information about the space rock. And some of Pluto's features have researchers stumped.
We're going to get even more pictures of Pluto and its moons over the coming days. Stay tuned.