Fasten your seat belt and buckle your eyeballs -- 2015 should be a wild ride in space. We'll see Pluto up close for the first time EVER, zoom through the Kuiper Belt, and maybe even see black holes in detail. Ian O'Neill has his top space stories.
The spacecraft woke at 9:30 pm from its 18th hibernation period since its 3-billion-mile voyage began in January 2006.
NASA's New Horizons robotic spacecraft will get a wake-up call at 3 p.m. ET Saturday to begin preparing for a long-anticipated study of Pluto.
With a few brief exceptions, NASA's New Horizons probe has been asleep since 2006 while it zooms toward Pluto. But it's almost time for the craft to wake up and dial in on the former planet. Amy tells us what the plucky probe will be studying.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year. Continue reading →
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its interplanetary cruise to get familiar with its flyby target by imaging Pluto's outermost moon Hydra. Continue reading →
As we wait in anticipation for NASA's New Horizons probe to make its historic Pluto flyby on July 14, 2015, the mission is about to cross another milestone. Continue reading →
After zooming near Pluto, where should the New Horizons spacecraft focus its next sights? The Hubble Telescope will help find that next target. Continue reading →
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