A Guide to the Pluto Flyby Success
NASA’s New Horizons’ close approach to the last of the original set of nine planets in our solar system is yielding a bounty of surprising planetary science
New Horizons Delivers First Close-Up Glimpse of Pluto and Charon
High-resolution images of the icy worlds reveal towering mountains, yawning canyons and perhaps hints of a subsurface ocean
New Close-Ups of Pluto and Charon Present Puzzle for Scientists
Lack of impact craters suggests the dwarf planet may be geologically active
Is It Snowing on Pluto?
Snowfall is rare in our solar system. A tantalizing new image suggests that the dwarf planet may be one of the few places where it occurs
A Team Member Reveals What It Took to Get Probe to Pluto
New Horizons mission members have worked on the project for longer than it took the spacecraft to get to Pluto
Pluto Mission Finally Calls Home
At 8:52 P.M. Eastern time, July 14, 2015, an all's-well signal from the New Horizons spacecraft finished its 4.5-hour, three-billion-mile trip from near Pluto through the solar system to alert mission control on Earth that it was in working order and had succeeded in gathering data ...
Good-Bye Pluto, Thanks for Everything
Although we've only just begun to see the scientific return from NASA's New Horizons mission and its close encounter with the Pluto–Charon system, this has been an unexpectedly profound human endeavor...
Pluto Flyby Already Inspiring Artists
As the probe whizzes past, paint is already being dabbed, splattered and scumbled. The Pluto flyby is astounding everyone including artists. Here are a few works of #sciart that really stood out to me on Twitter, marking this historic event and the images from the NASA team and the New Horizons probe...
Pluto and Charon Come into Sharper Focus
Images from the New Horizons probe’s journey to the distant reaches of the solar system
Pluto Flyby Begins: NASA Probe Enters Encounter Phase
After nine years, 4.8 billion kilometers and $700 million the New Horizons mission has officially begun to execute its sequence of Pluto flyby observations
New Horizons Transforms Pluto from a Speck to a Sphere [Slide Show]
We get a whole new appreciation for New Horizons’ Pluto close-ups when we compare them with pics taken by even the best Earthbound telescopes
Pluto Lover Alan Stern Discusses Historic July Flyby [Q&A]
Alan Stern, lead scientist on NASA’s mission to Pluto, has been waiting nearly three decades to see the dwarf planet up close
At Pluto, the End of a Beginning
Early this morning, if all has gone well, the first golden age of interplanetary exploration will have come to a close