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Pluto's Barnacled Beauty

Early images from New Horizons' encounter with Pluto reveal an extraordinary surface of strange mountains and varying deposits of light and dark material

July 22, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

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...

July 15, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Pluto, Ready for Your Close-Up!

At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...

July 14, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Crazy, Wonderful, Spacecraft Orbits

Over the years humans have deployed spacecraft into some wild, wacky, and extremely clever orbital configurations to better study the cosmos.

May 26, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
A Waste of Space [Commentary]

A Waste of Space [Commentary]

NASA’s new space station mission is not a big step toward Mars, but mostly a holding pattern
 

March 5, 2015 — THE EDITORS
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