NASA releases the first scientific results of the Pluto flyby


By Rachel Feltman, Washington PostFor, Oct 17, 2015 – In July, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped through the Pluto system, marking the culmination of a nine-year journey through space. Now the little spacecraft is hurtling toward a new target — one even deeper into the outer region of our solar system — and NASA scientists are busy downloading and interpreting the data gathered during the flyby.

In a paper published Thursday in Science magazine, the team released the first official findings from that data.

“We just have this wonderful first look that says the Pluto system is remarkable,” New Horizons project scientist Hal Weaver told The Washington Post.