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Go The Distance

A couple of weeks ago, astronomers spotted what they believe is the most distant object in the solar system  a dwarf planet some 9.5 billion miles from the sun.  174 more words


Solar system's most distant world detected

Astronomers say they’ve identified the most distant celestial object in our solar system – a speck of light more than three times farther out than Pluto, called V774104. 175 more words


NASA's New Horizons Completes Record-Setting Maneuvers

From an article posted on the New Horizons website on November 5, 2015.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has successfully completed record-setting maneuvers that have set it on course to reach 2014 MU69, which orbits in the Kuiper Belt, in January 2019. 270 more words


New Horizons takes flight into unknown

New Horizons is officially off on its next mission, but will we ever see the results?

We probably will. But it’s something to be aware of. 431 more words


Pluto's Subtle Global Stripes: Key to Charon's Origin

They say that the human eye is very good at detecting patterns. When the first high resolution mosaic images of the full disk of Pluto were released I got a strong impression that there were a series of diagonal but parallel lines across it. 3,069 more words


Blue Sky & Red Ice At Pluto, NASA Spacecraft Discovers

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — The sky is blue, not just on Earth but on Pluto as well.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto’s blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. 276 more words