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 →
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
Congratulations Pluto! We've named your cute little bundles of rock after deities of the Underworld! Continue reading →
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
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.
More than halfway through its 10-year, 3-billion-mile journey to Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is being roused from hibernation this week to relay tracking information back to Earth.