New Horizons

Now We Know Why Pluto has These Strange Features on its Surface

After New Horizons made its close flyby of Pluto in July of 2015, scientists were astounded at the incredible closeup…

1 month ago

Once New Horizons was out Beyond Pluto, it Could Finally Measure the Brightness of the Milky Way

The New Horizons spacecraft has been speeding away from Earth since it launched in 2006. Scientists using the Alice UV…

2 months ago

“Ain’t like Dusting Crops!” How We’ll Actually Navigate Interstellar Space

May the 4th be With You! Blasting out of Mos Eisley Space Port, the Millennium Falcon carries our adventurers off…

9 months ago

New Horizons is Now 50 Astronomical Units Away From the Sun

As the New Horizons spacecraft hurtles out towards interstellar space, it has now reached an historical milestone. On April 17,…

9 months ago

Away From the Light Pollution of the Inner Solar System, New Horizons was Able to see how Dark the Universe Really is

Just how dark is the universe, anyway? It's a pretty hard thing to measure when we're sitting this close to…

1 year ago

New Horizons Saw the Universe With Even Less Light Pollution than Hubble’s View

A new study based on New Horizons data has conducted the most accurate measurements of the Universe's background light to…

1 year ago

Pluto has Snowcapped Mountains, But Why?

We can thank NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for opening our eyes up to Pluto's complexity. On July 14th, 2015, the…

1 year ago

New Horizons is so Far From Earth That the Positions of the Stars Look a Little Different From its Perspective

From its current position in the Kuiper Belt, the New Horizons spacecraft recently conducted a parallax experiment that is not…

2 years ago

Astronomers Continue to Analyze Pluto’s Atmosphere

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, studying the atmosphere was a key scientific objective. Most of what we…

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago