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New Horizons

New Horizons researchers reveal how Pluto's signature heart was formed
Sep 22, 2016

A new research report reveals the mystery behind the dwarf planet's huge heart sector.

With Pluto in the rear view, this is where NASA's New Horizons could be heading next
May 23, 2016

It’s been 10 years since NASA launched the New Horizons mission, and the flyby of Pluto was a complete success. But the craft is still functioning just fine, so the space agency is working to line up the next target.  

Scientists believe Pluto may have had rivers and lakes of liquid nitrogen
Mar 22, 2016

Thanks to some new intel provided by NASA’s New Horizons probe, scientists now believe Pluto’s surface may have once hosted rivers and lakes of liquid nitrogen. 

Image of the Day: The Frigid Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
Mar 4, 2016

Here's a new enhanced-color image from New Horizons of Pluto's barren polar region.

NASA's New Horizons team discovers vast reserves of H2O ice on Pluto
Feb 2, 2016

The icy dwarf planet may be hiding much more ice than previously thought.

New Horizons scientists reveal disastrous reason for Pluto's crater-free Sputnik Planum
Jan 7, 2016

A monster meteor may be the reason for Pluto's vast crater-less frozen plains.

New Horizons captures first record-breaking images of distant Kuiper Belt object
Dec 10, 2015

The New Horizons probe sends back stirring shots of a never-seen ancient Kuiper Belt object.

Here's the trippy space weather New Horizons flew through to reach Pluto
Dec 9, 2015

It took about a decade to get there, but NASA’s New Horizons probe finally sent back our first good pics of the former planet Pluto. But it had to navigate some trippy space weather to get there.

Image(s) of the Day: A day in the life of Pluto and Charon
Dec 8, 2015

Witness the wonder of Pluto and its main moon through a daily cycle of New Horizons images.

Image of the Day: NASA's psychedelic new Pluto pic
Nov 12, 2015

This brilliant new image of Pluto is a beautiful blast of cosmic color.

NASA's New Horizons probe aligned for new Kuiper Belt asteroid flyby
Nov 10, 2015

It's deep into the Kuiper Belt or bust for NASA's indefatigable piano-sized probe.

New NASA image of Kerberos completes the Pluto family portrait
Oct 26, 2015

Here's the latest New Horizons image of Pluto's tiny bone-shaped moon, Kerberos!

Awe-inspiring new Pluto image revealed with New Horizons' first official science paper
Oct 16, 2015

Here's the latest color Pluto image published with NASA's first mission findings report.

Blue skies and H2O ice discovered by New Horizons' Pluto team
Oct 10, 2015

Here are more monumental discoveries straight from New Horizons' Pluto mission.

New NASA images + video sweep over the surface of Pluto's moon, Charon
Oct 2, 2015

Charon shines in these latest astonishing shots of Pluto's largest moon.