Adventure Science Enters the Space Age

Science is an intellectual adventure. Sometimes it is also a physical adventure.

Published On 07/23/2015
1:00 PM EDT
The first high-resolution image of Pluto's surface, as seen by NASA's New Horizons mission at close approach on July 14, features 11,000 ft high ice mountains. This mountain range has been informally named "Norgay Montes" after Sherpa Tenzing Norgay who, in 1953, reached the summit of Mount Everest with New Zealand mountineer Sir Edmund Hillary. | NASA