Trailer: New Horizons Gets Ready to Meet Pluto

by Nancy Atkinson January 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Less than a year from now, the New Horizons spacecraft will begin its encounter with Pluto. While closest approach is scheduled for July 2015, the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager or “LORRI” will begin snapping photos of the Pluto system six months […]

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What Is The Kuiper Belt?

by Fraser Cain December 30, 2013

Dr. Mike Brown is a professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech. He’s best known as the man who killed Pluto, thanks to his team’s discovery of Eris and other Kuiper Belt Objects. We asked him to help us explain this unusual region of our solar sytem. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Where Should We Look for Life in the Solar System?

by Fraser Cain December 11, 2013

Emily Lakdawalla is the senior editor and planetary evangelist for the Planetary Society. She’s also one of the most knowledgeable people I know about everything that’s going on in the Solar System. From Curiosity’s exploration of Mars to the search for life in the icy outer reaches of the Solar System, Emily can give you […]

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Do You Need Some Space?

by Jason Major November 8, 2013

Of course you do! (Who doesn’t?) And so here’s a wonderful tour of our Solar System to provide you with just the type of space you need. Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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What New Horizons Sounds Like (Sort Of) When It Phones Home

by Elizabeth Howell October 23, 2013

Now that’s a tune for a space geek’s ears. This is a highly modified sound bite of ranging signals between the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft with NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) receiving stations. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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