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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.
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 →
Aug 5, 2014 06:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has locked onto Pluto's location, helping NASA's New Horizons spacecraft get to the right place at the right time. Continue reading →
Jul 15, 2014 02:36 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A year from today a NASA probe will beam back photos of Pluto's surface -- but scientists aren't entirely sure what we'll see. Continue reading →
Jul 3, 2014 11:36 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists looking for targets beyond Pluto for NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft to visit will get more time on the Hubble Space Telescope, managers decided after a two-week pilot study revealed at least two candidate objects. Continue reading →
Jun 26, 2014 02:55 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Scientists are attempting to map Pluto's icy depths using old telescope data before a NASA spacecraft reaches the distant dwarf planet in 2015.
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