New Horizons Spacecraft

NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule
January 02, 2019
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NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule

NASA finally reveals the ice world known as Ultima Thule. The icy world, 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman. So, after the historic flyby of a faraway world, Ultime Thule NASA just received a photo from their New Horizons spacecraft. The icy world turns out to be two objects joined together – a...

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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World
December 29, 2018
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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft will ring in the new year by exploring the most distant and mysterious world ever studied. Astronomers call it Ultima Thule, meaning “beyond the known world.” The distant object is a frozen relic of the solar system some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. Ultima...

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Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind
May 31, 2018
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Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in July 2015, thus, finding dunes. But, how can dunes form without wind? Well, they are not sand dunes. Astronomers have recently discovered surprising evidence for methane Pluto dunes. Pluto’s dunes appear truly Earthly. They’re situated parallel to the edges of the...

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New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever
February 09, 2018
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New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever

NASA’s New Horizons might have captured the most distant image from Earth ever taken, at a staggering 3.79 billion miles away. Yesterday NASA released a set of images captured by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on Dec. 5 of last year. At the time the probe was 3.79 billion miles from Earth. The image...

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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon
December 19, 2017
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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft’s next target might have another object orbiting it. The spacecraft will arrive at its destination in 2019. The New Horizons probe got famous for its flyby of Pluto in 2015. That mission helped astronomers get a better idea of the dwarf planet, thus, allowing them to take a closer look...

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