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New Horizon’s Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Gets its Official Name: Arrokoth

The KBO formerly known as Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) has officially been named "Arrokoth", the traditional Powhatan-Algonquin language.

1 month ago

NASA is Now Considering a Pluto Orbiter Mission

NASA's New Horizons mission taught us a lot about Pluto, the ice dwarf planet. But the spacecraft sped past Pluto…

1 month ago

New Horizons Team Pieces Together the Best Images They Have of Pluto’s Far Side

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. For decades, not much detail was known about the erstwhile planet.…

2 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) (more…)

3 months ago

A Bunch of New Names for Pluto’s Surface Features Were Just Approved

Pluto is getting some new names. In the past, prior to the New Horizons mission, there wasn't much to name.…

4 months ago

An Insulating Layer of Gas Could Keep a Liquid Ocean Inside Pluto

A new study led by Japanese researchers indicates that Pluto could have a subsurface ocean, provided there is an "insulating…

7 months ago

Now You Can See MU69 in Thrilling 3D

The New Horizons team has released new images that take advantage of the "binocular effect" to create 3D impressions of…

9 months ago

The Latest Images of Ultima Thule are in, and they are the Sharpest Yet!

The latest images taken by New Horizons of Ultima Thule are the most detailed to date, and are providing new…

10 months ago

New Horizons took this shot of MU69 as it sped away from its encounter

The latest images to come from the New Horizons mission show that Ultima Thule (the first KBO to be studied…

10 months ago

Here it is, the high resolution photo of MU69 we’ve all been waiting for.

A newly-processed image of Ultima Thule provides the highest-resolution picture of the object to date.

11 months ago