New Horizons

Pluto

We May Have Identified What Lies at the Outermost Edge of Our Solar System

New Horizons is the first spacecraft in nearly three decades to observe what appears to be evidence of a hydrogen wall at the edge of the heliosphere.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.15.18
Space

Pluto Has Towers of Ice 1,600 Feet Tall

The only other planet in the solar system to have such structures, called 'penitentes', is Earth.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
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NASA Announces Exotic Asteroid Missions, Fueling Space Mining Hopes

Lucy will visit six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, while Psyche will aim for the exposed, metal-rich core of an ancient protoplanet.
Becky Ferreira
1.4.17
video

NASA Made a Video that Simulates Landing on Pluto

Obviously, it lands in Pluto’s heart.
Becky Ferreira
7.14.16
Canada

This Canadian Helped Humanity Fly To Pluto

Frédéric Pelletier navigated the spacecraft from Quebec City.
Elizabeth Howell
7.1.16
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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Is Prepping for an Extended Mission

Decades in the making, this small spacecraft is opening up the outer Solar System.
Amy Thompson
5.21.16
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Kepler Is Saved! How NASA Used Its Deep Space Network to Avert Catastrophe

The Deep Space Network is a crucial link to spacecraft beyond Earth.
Kate Lunau
4.11.16
video

Here's a Trippy Simulation of Space Weather

While sampling the solar wind, New Horizons may have witnessed the birth of anomalous cosmic rays
Amy Thompson
4.7.16
nasa

Pluto's Mysterious Floating Hills Are Probably Water Icebergs

Icebergs floating on a weird sea of frozen nitrogen.
Michael Byrne
2.8.16
Space

Meet Wright Mons: Pluto’s Massive Ice Volcano

Our first color view of what could be the largest ice volcano in the outer Solar System.
Amy Thompson
1.18.16
nasa

What Pluto Looks Like Over One Day, or 6.4 Earth Days

More Pluto porn, courtesy of NASA
Daniel Oberhaus
11.21.15
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Check Out NASA’s Psychedelic Portrait of Pluto

Trippy, dude.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.14.15