Kuiper belt

July 13, 2015

Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

Nasa’s New Horizons mission will fly past Pluto this week. For more than 70 years, Pluto was one of nine planets recognised in our Solar System. […]
July 4, 2015

Pluto: Nasa probe set for fly-past of frozen ‘dwarf planet’

Pluto is so far away (4.8bn km) and so small (about two-thirds the size of the Earth’s moon) that we’ve never had a good look at […]
January 25, 2015

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

A Nasa probe is to start photographing the icy world of Pluto, to prepare itself for a historic encounter in July. The New Horizons spacecraft has […]
December 7, 2014

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey

Washington (AFP) – An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at […]
June 17, 2014

NASA Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons […]
April 3, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Neptune

Hello again. If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Jupiter. This time, I thought it would […]
August 7, 2013

So…. You're Still Interested In Astronomy?

If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you might want to know about our Solar System. Not only did we found […]