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New Horizons Spacecraft

WATCH: Never-Before-Seen Views Of Pluto's Cosmic Dance

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science

A NASA spacecraft hurtling toward a 2015 rendezvous with Pluto has captured an amazing video of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon. The Ne...

WATCH: NASA Spacecraft Just One Year Away From Pluto

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science

Less than a year from now, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make the first-ever visit to Pluto, potentially revolutionizing scientists' understand...

'They're Running Out Of Time'

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

Nearly 4.3 billion kilometers from Earth, and most of the way to Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is in danger of missing out on half of its mi...

PHOTO: Spacecraft Spots Dwarf Planet's Largest Moon

| Christopher Crockett | Posted 07.12.2013 | Science

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, now en route to Pluto, got its first glimpse of the dwarf planet’s largest moon, Charon, in this image released J...

After Snub, Sci-Fi Series May Inspire Dwarf Planet Names

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

While the naming gods have swatted away an attempt to christen one of Pluto's newfound moons "Vulcan," the "Star Trek" universe may still leave its m...

Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Faces Major Hazard, Space Agency Says

Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/16/2012 03:40 PM EDT on SPACE.com The moons of Pluto, and a potential set of rings, may create dangerous debris ...

Hubble Makes Big Pluto Discovery

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 07/11/2012 11:11 AM EDT on SPACE.com A tiny new moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto, scientists announced today (Ju...