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Oct 20, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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 →
Sep 16, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Aug 25, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jun 17, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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 →
Nov 15, 2013 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
Jul 2, 2013 01:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Congratulations Pluto! We've named your cute little bundles of rock after deities of the Underworld! Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2012 12:31 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
Dec 6, 2011 11:11 AM ET // Jason Major
NASA's New Horizons probe has achieved another milestone on its already historic mission to our solar system's erstwhile ninth planet: it is now the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Pluto.
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