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An overview from space: New Horizons

New Horizons is a space probe launched by the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the first mission of the New Frontiers program. 462 more words

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Why Pluto was reclassified.

In the 1840’s, Urbain Le Verrier used Newtonian mechanics to predict and determine the position of the then un-discovered planet Neptune. After the discory, it was noted that there were slight disturbances to its orbit, this led astronomers to determine that there may be a ninth planet which was later referred to as “Planet X” by Percival Lowell, founder of the… 351 more words

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From New Scientist: "Neptune’s sudden jolt could explain weird ring in Kuiper belt"

New Scientist

29 July 2015
Sarah Scoles


(Image: Detlev Van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library)

BILLIONS of years ago, Neptune made one giant leap. This jump left behind a close-knit group of icy objects called the… 307 more words

Basic Research

Distant planets

An illustration compares Earth (L) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located about 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. 523 more words

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Understanding New Horizons

By Leila Bellou

New Horizons is a space probe launched by the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the first mission of the New Frontiers program. 462 more words

Leila Bellou

Flyby

“Liftoff of Atlas V 551 and the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt!”

— Launch Control, January 19, 2006, 1900 UTC (universal coordinated time), Cape Canaveral Florida, USA… 654 more words

New Horizons at Pluto

As most everyone knows by now, the NASA/JPL’s New Horizons spacecraft passed by the dwarf planet Pluto six days ago. The images it has sent back are stunningly beautiful. 450 more words