New Horizons

“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…

5 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,…

5 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…

8 months 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…

10 months 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…

11 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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

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…

2 years 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 years ago