New Horizons mission

Pluto Team Updates Science From the Solar System’s Edge

Nearly eight years after its historic Pluto flyby, NASA's New Horizons probe is getting ready for another round of observations…

9 months ago

Freezing Ocean Might Not Be Responsible for Cryovolcanic Flows on Pluto’s Moon, Charon

In a recent study scheduled to be published in the journal Icarus in March 2023, a team of researchers led…

10 months ago

Charon’s Red Cap at its North Pole? We Might Have an Answer

Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, started off as a beautiful, smooth red grape until someone came along, mostly peeled it, tried…

1 year ago

NASA Wants to Send a Low-Cost Mission to Explore Neptune’s Moon Triton

A team of researchers from NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) recently proposed a low-cost mission to explore…

5 years ago

Pluto has “Sand Dunes”, but Instead of Sand, it’s Grains of Frozen Methane

After reviewing data from the New Horizons mission, an international team of scientists determined that Pluto has dunes made of…

6 years ago

Pluto is What You Get When a Billion Comets Smash Together

A new study conducted by researchers from the Southwest Research Institute indicates that Pluto could have formed from a billion…

6 years ago

New Horizons Team Has a New Nickname for the Spacecraft’s Next Target

The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate - MU69 - just received the nickname "Ultima…

6 years ago

New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture From This Far From Earth

This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record…

6 years ago

New Study Provides Explanation for Pluto’s Giant Blades of Ice

A new study by members of the New Horizons team has provided an explanation for Pluto's mysteries "bladed terrain".

6 years ago

New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target Just Got Weirder!

In preparation for their historic flyby with a KBO, the New Horizons team conducted observations that indicated that the target…

6 years ago