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Jul 15, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
Jul 14, 2015 12:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The scars of the solar system's violent past remain and they are just becoming visible as NASA's New Horizons mission races toward dwarf planet Pluto for a close encounter on July 14.
Jul 14, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
After a journey of more than nine years and 3 billion miles, it comes down to this: shooting a piano-sized spacecraft down the middle of a 60- by 90-mile target zone between Pluto and its primary moon Charon.
Jul 11, 2015 05:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft barrels toward Pluto, rapidly approaching its close encounter on July 14, long-distance reconnaissance by the probe is revealing a fascinating planetary surface.
Jul 2, 2015 12:51 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we anticipate the July 14 New Horizons Pluto flyby, in new images published by the mission team on Wednesday, the small world has revealed it has two faces.
Jun 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
Jun 4, 2015 08:10 AM ET
NASA’s New Horizons has almost arrived to Pluto! What do we know about this dwarf planet, and what do we hope to learn from sending a probe to the surface?
May 27, 2015 05:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft blasts closer to Pluto at a pace of 750,000 miles per day, increasingly detailed images are beginning to come our way.
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