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New Horizons

Pluto's Mysterious 'Floating Hills' Revealed In New NASA Images

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science

Pluto just keeps getting weirder.  NASA released new images last week of what the space agency described as "floating hills," essentially...

Space Travel Is a Sexy, Emerging Industry

Fiona Ma | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Fiona Ma

From its very first days, space exploration has been a highly visible, but strictly confidential, endeavor funded by various government agencies. Fifty-eight years after NASA was founded, space exploration still has the power to captivate and inspire.

Another Bizarre Discovery On Pluto

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.18.2016 | Science

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Take A Spin Around Pluto In One Amazing Space Image

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

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Pluto, Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Ever since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft whizzed past Pluto this summer, we’ve been enraptured by up-close-and-personal images taken of the icy...

New NASA Photo Shows A Crescent Pluto In All Its Glory

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

A new image of Pluto can be described with one word: breathtaking. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured the stunning photo, which shows the dwarf ...

Just Another Majestic Mountain Sunset On Pluto

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

Pluto continues to astound both scientists and laypeople.  On July 14 -- 15 minutes after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its closest ap...

Stunning New High-Res Images Show Pluto In Even Greater Detail

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

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Here's What's Next For NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

Two months after the New Horizon's spacecraft nailed the Pluto flyby, it's setting its sights on something new: a tiny icy object that sits in t...

Relive The Pluto Flyby With This Brilliant 16-Second Animation

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science

NASA made history last month when its New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto at a distance of only 7,750 miles. And now space enthus...


Mario Livio | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

Why do we keep asking "why?" It is that characteristic, after all, that is one of the keys to what makes us human. Every answer to a scientific question only opens the door to an entire series of new questions. They say that curiosity is contagious. Let's turn it into an epidemic!

Home: Not Where the Heart Is

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Pluto has a big heart and now we've captured it. The New Horizons team has named the distinctive heart-shaped feature splayed across the newly clarified surface of the dwarf planet the Tombaugh Regio to honor Pluto's Earthly discoverer.

New Horizons' Encounter With Pluto -- Our Solar System's Missing Link

Dr. Aaron Golden | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science
Dr. Aaron Golden

The Sun's twilight zone is actually full of living worlds -- geologically speaking. And we have no idea why that is, and how that happened. Which is the way discoveries in science are supposed to be made -- as surprises.

Why Pluto Will Remain a Dwarf Planet

Dejan Stojkovic | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science
Dejan Stojkovic

Ultimately, it does not matter whether Pluto is called a planet or not. People get together, exchange arguments, give new names to the things around them. But Pluto is whatever it is, and has not changed a bit since we demoted it into a dwarf planet.

New Pluto Photos Show High Mountains, Giant ‘Tail'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Hungry for more about Pluto? No worries. Today NASA scientists served up another helping of photo...

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science

A new close-up photo of Charon, one of Pluto's moons, revealed a mysterious feature that has scientists puzzled.  The image taken by the Ne...

Marco Rubio Loves NASA's Pluto Work, But Has Supported Budgets That Would Cut Agency Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like many Americans, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) celebrated NASA's successful spacecraft visit to Pluto this week. The images that New Ho...

A Sci-Fi Guide To Navigating The Universe

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

A fly-by snapshot of Pluto, the dwarf planet we’ve been singing songs about since grade school, literally shed light on a mysterious interstell...

To Pluto and Beyond

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.

An MTV 'Cribs'-Style Tour Of Pluto

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy

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A Closer Look at the Pluto Photos

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

The first impressions you glean from the released New Horizons high-resolution images is that Pluto is vastly different from its dwarf planet cousin Ceres. Ceres lives in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and its surface has been pummeled by asteroids, leaving behind thousands of craters from meters to tens of kilometers across.

Dazzling New Photos Are The Best Ever Taken Of Pluto

The Huffington Post | David Freeman & Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

One day after its historic flyby of Pluto and almost a decade since its launch, NASA's New Horizons space probe has delivered what we've all been wait...

Will The New Horizons Mission Give Pluto A Second Chance At Planethood?

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

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What We Know About New Horizons' Spectacular Pluto Flyby

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

Tuesday was historic for NASA and space enthusiasts alike. That's when the New Horizons spacecraft made its closet approach to Pluto, reaching just 7,...

Pluto Is Turning Into The Planet Of Your Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

The New Horizons mission to Pluto has been a dream come true for scientists, who've waited years to get their first close-up glimpse of the distant d...