New Horizons Pluto

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…

1 year ago

Take an Astounding Aerial Flyover Tour Soaring Above Pluto’s Wondrous Heart, Icy Flow Plains and Majestic Mountains

https://youtu.be/Wgl9jJUzITg Video caption: This animation of LORRI (Long Range Reconnaissance Imager) images begins with a low-altitude look at the informally…

5 years ago

Faces of the Solar System

“Look, it has a tiny face on it!” This sentiment was echoed ‘round the web recently, as an image of…

5 years ago

Mysterious Mountain Revealed in First Close-up of Pluto’s Moon Charon

This new image of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon has a captivating feature -- a depression with a…

5 years ago

Charon Up Close Reveals Colossal Chasms and Craters: 1 Day and 1 Million Miles Out from Pluto Flyby

Chasms, craters, and a dark north polar region are revealed in this image of Pluto’s largest moon Charon taken by…

5 years ago

Last, Best Look at Pluto’s Far Side and Four Perplexing Spots: 2 Days Out from Flyby

New Horizons' last look at Pluto's Charon-facing hemisphere reveals the highest resolution view of four intriguing darks spots for decades…

5 years ago

Pluto’s ‘Heart’ Revealed as New Horizons Probe Starts Flyby Campaign: 5 Days Out

The Huge Heart of Pluto Pluto’s “Heart” is seen in this new image from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager…

5 years ago

A Brief History of Nukes in Space

In just a few short weeks, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic flyby of Pluto and its moons.…

5 years ago

The Hunt for KBOs for New Horizons’ Post-Pluto Encounter Continues

Are you ready for the summer of 2015? A showdown of epic proportions is in the making, as NASA’s New…

6 years ago

Watch Venus as it Wanders Through the Dawn in 2014

Are you a chronic early riser? Observational astronomy often means late nights and early mornings as daylight lengths get longer…

7 years ago