2014 MU69 Flyby

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Beginning 19 January 2006, 19:00:00 UTC

July 13, 2018

First Global Maps of Pluto and Charon from New Horizons Mission Published

Before 2015 it was not known whether Pluto or Charon had mountains, valleys or even impact craters. After the New Horizons flyby in July 2015, scientists were amazed at the towering peaks and deep valleys...

June 22, 2018

Charon Discovered 40 Years Ago

U.S. Naval Observatory astronomers James Christy and Robert Harrington discovered Charon, the largest of Pluto's five moons, in June 1978. The discovery launched Pluto's gradual transformation from a telescopic...

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