New Horizons

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…

3 years 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.

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Jan 2, 2019- News Roundup

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

The Pictures are Here! New Horizons Close Up View of 2014 MU69

The New Horizon's probe made its historic rendezvous with Ultima Thule on New Years and captured these detailed images of…

3 years ago

New Horizons Sees its Next Target for the First Time: Ultima Thule. Flyby Happens January 1, 2019

Earlier this month, the New Horizons team managed to capture the first images of Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt Object…

4 years ago

Pluto’s Charon Gets Mountains Named After Sci-Fi Authors Octavia Butler and Arthur C. Clarke, as Well as Many Others From History and Legend. I Approve!

The IAU just approved of a dozen names for features on Pluto's moon Charon, which include mountains named after Octavia…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 456: Pluto Revisited

This week, we return to our starting point, where Astronomy Cast began: Pluto. 11 years on, we have a whole…

5 years ago

Two Years Ago Today: It Was a Clear Day on Pluto When New Horizons Flew By

It was two years ago this morning that we awoke to see the now iconic image of Pluto that the…

5 years ago

New Horizons Team Already Finding Surprises on Next Flyby Target

While the New Horizons spacecraft was heading to Pluto, scientists from the mission used Hubble and other telescopes to try…

5 years ago

The Next Pluto Mission: An Orbiter and Lander?

For decades, we could only imagine what the view of Pluto‚Äôs surface might be. Now, we have the real thing.…

5 years ago