Sarah Fecht
at 09:54 AM Jan 25 2017

After a 10-year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sped past Pluto for just a few short hours in July 2015. It was going far too fast to enter an orbit around the dwarf planet—let alone land on it—but along the way it grabbed some pretty amazing photos of this mysterious world.

Lydia Chain
at 11:05 AM Sep 29 2015
Space // 

It seems we successfully avoided the #superbloodmoon apocalypse! The world is still around after this rare lunar event that occurred last night, and we are left with a treasure trove of beautiful photos to peruse in the non-armageddon aftermath. The super blood moon is special because it's three event happening at the same time: a full moon, a perigee (or super) moon, and a lunar eclipse. It's the eclipse part that casts a deep red blush across the surface of the moon. Full moons and perigee moons happen every month, but not always together, and only very rarely with a simultaneous lunar eclipse. The last one was in 1982, and the next one won't be until 2033.

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