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“New Horizons”

Mar 20, 2015 12:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists are mulling over which of two icy bodies NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft should visit following its Pluto encounter this summer (if NASA can fund it).
Feb 19, 2015 05:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Ceres and Pluto slowly come into view, take a look back at what we thought these worlds would look like up close.
Feb 19, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A NASA spacecraft speeding toward an epic flyby of Pluto on July 14 has beamed home its first good looks at two moons of the dwarf planet.
Feb 5, 2015 01:46 PM ET // Jason Major
After more than nine years traveling through the solar system, New Horizons is now approaching its ultimate target: Pluto.
Jan 5, 2015 03:57 AM ET
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.
Dec 7, 2014 06:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The spacecraft woke at 9:30 pm from its 18th hibernation period since its 3-billion-mile voyage began in January 2006.
Dec 5, 2014 12:37 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Nov 24, 2014 10:21 AM ET
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.
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