Our best image yet of Pluto and Charon, pretty exciting stuff.
New Horizons is travelling 5 billion km to reach Pluto. To put that distance into perspective: it’s really fucking far.
Beautiful Flickr set of General Dynamics Astronautics Space Cards.
Like Luke Skywalker’s planet “Tatooine” in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects for life on this unusual world aren’t good, as it has a temperature similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the movie’s iconic double-sunset is anything but science fiction.