Pluto

January 2, 2019

It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history

Visiting the most distant object ever. It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons, which visited Pluto back in 2015, has successfully completed a flyby of 2014 MU69—the most distant object […]
January 1, 2019

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes New Year’s Day Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Farthest Rendezvous Ever

LAUREL, Md. — Wow, what a way to ring in the new year. As the world celebrated the start of 2019, scientists with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft partied […]
September 3, 2018

Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years

Scientists have long believed that our solar system might have a ninth planet orbiting well beyond Neptune and Pluto. Scientists hypothesize that the mysterious planet would […]
August 17, 2017

The Epic Journey of Both Voyager Spacecraft

We dream of going to the stars, but the reality is that we haven’t made it any farther than our own moon. We’re reaching for Mars […]
May 8, 2017

Going Back to Pluto? Scientists to Push for Orbiter Mission

Humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto was so intriguing that some researchers want to go back and spend a lot more time studying the icy world. […]
March 4, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too! Way back in 2015, NASA’s New Horizon’s mission flew by the […]
January 18, 2017

NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the […]
August 15, 2016

This Bizarre Meteorite May Be the First to Come From the Outer Solar System

People often speak of meteors and meteorites as if they come from far-flung stars, but the truth is that virtually all of them come from the […]
July 13, 2016

New dwarf planet with 'eccentric' orbit unexpectedly discovered by astronomers

Large, looping orbit takes dwarf planet 700 years to travel around the sun A team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet, and they weren’t even […]