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Living on an Alien Planet: Exoplanet Kepler-186f. Source: Space.com

Living on an Alien Planet: Exoplanet (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist Chart speculates about conditions on a planet of another star.

How the Historic First Spacewalk Worked. Source: Space.com

On March cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person ever exit a space vehicle and take a so-called "spacewalk.

Kepler-138 b Facts: Mars-Size Exoplanet Smaller Than Earth. Source: space.com

b Facts: Mars-Size Exoplanet Smaller Than Earth (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

Dust Cloud Around the Moon Explained. Source: space.com

Dust Cloud Around the Moon Explained (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist - Details of the dust cloud found circling the moon.

Since its discovery in 2005, Pluto's moon Hydra has been known only as a fuzzy dot of uncertain shape, size, and reflectivity. Imaging obtained during New Horizons' historic transit of the Pluto-Charon system and transmitted to Earth early this morning has definitively resolved these fundamental properties of Pluto's outermost moon. Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) observations revealed an irregularly shaped body characterized by significant brightness variations over the surface…

Everybody Meet Hydra Plutos Outermost Moon - Before today Hydra was square. Now we can finally see its shape---if only in a few pixels. The post Everybody Meet Hydra Plutos Outermost Moon appeared first on WIRED.

The latest spectra from New Horizons Ralph instrument reveal an abundance of methane ice, but with striking differences from place to place across the frozen surface of Pluto.

The latest spectra from New Horizons Ralph instrument reveal an abundance of methane ice, but with striking differences from place to place across the frozen surface of Pluto. In the north polar cap, methane ice is …