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After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons

New Horizons on New Year's day came within 2,200 miles (3,500 km) of Ultima Thule, which represents a pristine time capsule dating to the birth of the solar system.

Jan 04, 2019, 06:28 AM IST

NASA spacecraft beams back first images of Ultima Thule

"New Horizons flew by the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft and became the first to directly explore an object that holds remnants from the birth of our solar system."

Jan 03, 2019, 06:18 AM IST

NASA's New Horizons spaceship to flyby farthest world ever photographed on New Year's Day

The New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule is expected to help scientists better understand what conditions were like when our solar system formed billions of years ago.

Jan 01, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

NASA's New Horizons creates history, captures farthest images by any spacecraft

The new images released by NASA on Thursday were captured by New Horizons when the spacecraft was more than 6.12 billion km away.

Feb 09, 2018, 11:50 AM IST

New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon

The New Horizons probe, which flew past Pluto in 2015, is set to encounter the Kuiper Belt object, referred to as 2014 MU69, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, 2019.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

New Horizons: Origins of Pluto's giant blades of ice decoded

They are one of the most puzzling feature types on Pluto, and it now appears the blades are related to Pluto’s complex climate and geological history.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Want to see how flying over Pluto's icy mountains and plains would look like? Let NASA show you! - Watch

In July 2015, NASA received the first close-up pictures of Pluto and its moons captured by New Horizons – amazing imagery that inspired many to wonder what a flight over the distant worlds’ icy terrain might be like.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

New Horizons probe healthy after hiccup: NASA

The spacecraft is designed to automatically transition to safe mode under certain anomalous conditions to protect itself from harm. 

Feb 11, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

Amazing NASA video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - Watch

The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto - starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon - and leading up to an eventual ride in for a "landing" on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia.

Jan 20, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

New Horizons turns 11: NASA to go live on Facebook to mark success, future of mission!

 Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt.

Jan 18, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

NASA's New Horizons transmits last bits of Pluto flyby data to Earth!

NASA says it was the last of the 50-plus total gigabits of Pluto system data transmitted to Earth by New Horizons over the past 15 months.

Oct 28, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Where did Pluto get its 'icy heart' from? Puzzle solved!

Now, scientists have managed to uncover the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier on Pluto!

Sep 20, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

NASA's New Horizons postage stamp enters Guinness Book of World Records! - See pic

The stamp was cancelled last July when New Horizons flew past Pluto.

Jul 20, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Check out - New Horizons’ top 10 discoveries at Pluto! (Watch video)

New Horizons, moving at speeds that would get it from New York to Los Angeles in about four minutes, pointing its cameras, spectrometers, and other sensors at the frozen world and its moons, captured hundreds of pictures and other science data that would forever change our view of the outer solar system.

Jul 15, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

After Pluto, New Horizons set to explore Kuiper Belt

The New Horizons mission team has received the green light to fly onward to an object deeper in the Kuiper Belt.

Jul 02, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Pluto may have liquid ocean under ice shell: Study

When New Horizons buzzed by Pluto last year, it unveiled clues that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a sub-surface liquid ocean.

Jun 22, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

New view from NASA's New Horizons - The jagged shores of Pluto’s highlands (Pic inside)

NASA says the scene was created using three separate observations made by New Horizons in July 2015.

Jun 10, 2016, 14:31 PM IST

Check out: Pluto’s icy heart that looks like cosmic ‘Lava Lamp’

The large section of Pluto's icy surface that looks like a cosmic lava lamp has been constantly renewed by a process called convection that replace older surface ices with fresher material.

Jun 02, 2016, 11:54 AM IST

New Horizons' best close-up of Pluto's surface – Watch!

The images in the mosaic were obtained by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument on board the NASA probe.

May 30, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

New Horizons spots 'fretted terrain' on Pluto – See pic!

Scientists spotted this rare terrain as they peeked through the images of Pluto’s informally named Venera Terra region.

May 20, 2016, 11:22 AM IST