Kuiper Belt

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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 years ago

Red-faced Pluto Full of Surprises

Hey, Mars, you've got company. Looks like there's a second "red planet" in the Solar System — Pluto. Color images…

6 years ago

The Dwarf Planet Eris

Eris is the largest dwarf planet in the Solar System, and the ninth largest body orbiting our Sun. Sometimes referred…

6 years ago

It Looks Like These Are All the Bright Kuiper Belt Objects We’ll Ever Find

The self-professed “Pluto Killer” is at it again. Dr. Michael Brown is now reminiscing about the good old days when…

6 years ago

2015: NASA’s Year of the Dwarf Planet

Together, the space probes Dawn and New Horizons have been in flight for a collective 17 years. One remained close…

6 years ago

Pluto Planning: Hubble Spots 3 Objects NASA Spacecraft Could Visit Next

Where could New Horizons visit after it flies by Pluto next year? NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is on the case.…

6 years ago

New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecraft Races Toward Dwarf Planet

Here's Hydra! The New Horizons team spotted the tiny moon of Pluto in July, about six months ahead of when…

7 years ago