Pluto

ALIENS

Scientists Think Europa’s Equator Might Be Covered in 45-Foot-Tall Ice Spears

Sharp spikes called penitentes may be waiting to impale any spacecraft that lands in the moon's low latitudes.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
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
2015

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.
Victoria Turk
1.27.17
Photos

This Is the Closest You’ll Get to Pluto For Now

NASA has now put together 100 color photos to show what it would be like to land on the dwarf planet.
Madison Margolin
1.24.17
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
nasa

Pluto Likely Has an Ocean of Water Deep Under Its Surface

The thick, viscous ocean is right beneath its icy heart.
Kate Lunau
11.16.16
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
nasa

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
nasa

Kepler and Herschel Telescopes Team Up to Spy on a Dwarf Planet

Move over Makemake, this unnamed world could be larger.
Amy Thompson
5.14.16
nasa

New Data from New Horizons Reveals Pure Water Ice on Pluto’s Moon Hydra

Hydra lives up to its name with its super-clean water ice.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.16
nasa

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