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New Horizons Snaps Amazing 3-D View of Pluto’s Mysterious ‘Bladed’ Terrain

It’s time to whip out your 3-D glasses to enjoy and scrutinize the remarkable detail of spectacular terrain revealed in…

4 years ago

Kuiper Belt Objects Point The Way To Planet 9

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has indicated that the extreme eccentricity of distant KBOs could point…

4 years ago

New Horizons Takes Closest Image Ever of a Kuiper Belt Object

The New Horizons spacecraft is already 209,437,000 km (130,138,000 miles) past Pluto (as of Dec. 4, 2015), making it 5,226,950,000…

4 years ago

Who was Gerard Kuiper?

In the outer reaches of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, lies a region permeated by celestial objects…

4 years ago

Awesome Blue Skies and Red Surface Ice Found at Pluto – The Other Red Planet

Much to the amazement and delight of scientists, the latest findings about Pluto reveal it possesses hazy blue skies and…

4 years ago

Adventures With Starblinker

Observational astronomy is a study in patience. Since the introduction of the telescope over four centuries ago, steely-eyed observers have…

4 years ago

NASA and New Horizons team pick post-Pluto target … and serve up an awesome video

NASA and the science team behind the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond have settled on the popular choice…

4 years ago

NASA’s New Horizons Makes Major Discoveries: Young Ice Mountains on Pluto and Crispy Young Chasms on Charon

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise -- a range of youthful mountains rising…

5 years ago

New Horizons Phones Home, Flyby a Success

Watch Pluto grow in this series of photos taken during New Horizons' approach Whew! We're out of the woods. On schedule…

5 years ago

Pluto’s Time to Shine Just Hours Away – A Guide and Timetable

Countdown to discovery! Not since Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune in 1989 have we flung a probe into the frozen…

5 years ago