New Horizons

Pluto Has an Ocean of Liquid Water Surrounded by a 40-80 km Ice Shell

On July 14th, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft conducted the first-ever flyby of Pluto, which once was (and to many,…

2 months ago

Arrokoth is Covered in Bizarre Mounds

When New Horizons flew past Arrokoth in 2019, it revealed close-up images of this enigmatic Kuiper Belt Object for the…

10 months ago

New Horizons is Funded Through the Decade. Enough to Explore Another Kuiper Belt Object

The ongoing saga of the New Horizons mission—will it get truncated and its science team disbanded?—may have some resolution. Dr.…

10 months ago

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Still Threatened

The New Horizons spacecraft that studied Pluto and Kuiper Belt Object Arrokoth continues its pioneering exploration of the Kuiper Belt.…

11 months ago

New Horizons is So Far Away, it Can Measure the True Darkness of the Universe

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft has completed its flybys of Pluto and Arrakoth and is now about 8 billion kilometers from…

11 months ago

NASA Plans Threaten the Future of New Horizons

The New Horizons mission currently flying through the Kuiper Belt could be facing an unexpected change of plans. NASA’s Science…

1 year ago

The Universe is Brighter Than we Thought

At the edge of the Solar System, New Horizons has taken new light measurements of the cosmos to get a…

2 years ago

New Horizons Could Still Have More Adventures Ahead

Remember New Horizons? That plucky little spacecraft that gave us our first up-close looks at Pluto and Arrokoth? Of course,…

2 years ago

Eight Missions are Getting Extensions, Most Exciting: OSIRIS-REx is Going to Asteroid Apophis

NASA has granted mission extensions to eight different planetary missions, citing the continued excellent operations of the spacecraft, but more…

2 years ago

Pluto’s Surface was Shaped by Ice Volcanoes

For all of Earth's geological diversity and its long history, the planet has never had ice volcanoes. But Pluto has.…

2 years ago