On this day in history the Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe. It was the first probe to land on the surface of another planet. Today, the New Horizons spacecraft is providing us with new information about the edge of our solar system by going to Pluto and even further to the Kuiper Belt.
Enjoy this picture from the New Horizons of red-colored water ice on Pluto:
Photo courtesy of http://www.sci-news.com/space/science-water-ice-pluto-03327.html