The Rings of Pluto?
Like other bodies in the outer Solar System, Pluto may have have rings orbiting it. Finding these rings could be important for the safety of NASA's New Horizons mission - currently en route to the tiny world.
New evidence for complex molecules on Pluto's surface
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new and highly sensitive Cosmic Origins Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a strong ultraviolet-wavelength absorber on Pluto's surface, providing new evidence ...
New Horizons becomes closest spacecraft to approach Pluto
NASAs New Horizons mission reached a special milestone yesterday, Dec. 2, 2011, on its way to reconnoiter the Pluto system, coming closer to Pluto than any other spacecraft.
Pluto's hidden ocean
When NASA's New Horizons cruises by Pluto in 2015, the images it captures could help astronomers determine if an ocean is hiding under the frigid surface, opening the door to new possibilities for liquid water ...
Space image: Jupiter-Io montage
(PhysOrg.com) -- This montage of New Horizons images shows Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, and were taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in early 2007.
Does the Pluto system pose a threat to New Horizons?
With nearly two-thirds of its journey complete, the New Horizons spacecraft is still alive and well. It recently experienced a hibernation wakeup which started on November 5th and will last until ...
Suspects in the quenching of star formation exonerated
Supermassive black holes millions to billions times the mass of our Sun lie at the heart of most, maybe all large galaxies. Some of these power brilliantly luminous, rapidly growing objects called active galactic nuclei that ...
Dwarf planet mysteries beckon to New Horizons
(PhysOrg.com) -- At this very moment one of the fastest spacecraft ever launched -- NASA's New Horizons -- is hurtling through the void at nearly one million miles per day. Launched in 2006, it has been in ...
Hubble discovers another moon around Pluto
(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto. The tiny, new satellite, temporarily designated P4, was uncovered in a Hubble survey ...
New Horizons flies by Uranus
The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft will fly by another planet today (March 18, 2011). However, the robotic craft wont be taking any images as it zooms past Uranus orbit at about 6 p.m. EDT, ...
Ten years later for PI-led mission to Pluto, Kuiper Belt
Billy Joel wrote a song, "This is the Time," and my favorite verse from that old piece goes like this:
Student dust counter breaks distance record on New Horizons mission to Pluto
A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working ...
Halfway to Pluto, New Horizons Wakes Up in 'Exotic Territory'
Zipping through space at nearly a million miles per day, NASA's New Horizons probe is halfway to Pluto and just woke up for the first time in months to look around.
New Horizons Crosses a Threshold: Closer to Pluto than Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new year approaches with New Horizons zooming past another milestone: the NASA spacecraft is now closer to target planet Pluto than its home planet, Earth.