Monday, February 27, 2017
New Horizons

New Horizons

The New Horizons mission is helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto and by venturing deeper into the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt.

The rugged highlands of Pluto

This dramatic image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows the dark, rugged highlands known as Krun Macula (lower right), which border a section of...
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Watch: New Horizons’ Extreme Close-Up of Pluto’s Surface

A new mosaic captured by the New Horizons spacecraft shows off the most detailed view of Pluto we may ever see in our lifetime. The video...

New Horizons’ Best Photo of Pluto’s Surface

This mosaic strip photo of Pluto's surface is the most detailed view of it’s terrain you’ll see for a very long time. The photo was...

New Horizons captures first image of a Kuiper Belt object beyond Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has observed a tiny Kuiper Belt object that is orbiting the Sun way out past Pluto. New Horizons observed Object 1994 JR1, a...

New NASA photo shows Pluto’s frozen canyons

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took this incredible image of frozen canyons at Pluto’s North Pole that seem to indicate an ancient period of tectonic...
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Flying Over Pluto’s largest moon, Charon

Images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic flyby of Pluto on July 14 were used to create this flyover video of Pluto's...

New Horizons’ best shots of Pluto are arriving

New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have started arriving and they reveal a bewildering variety of surface features. Some are which...

New Horizons may have a new target

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has a potential new target to fly past located nearly one billion miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt. Called 2014 MU69, the...

Pluto and Charon in Natural Color

Pluto and Charon are shown in enhanced color, which is the highest-resolution color image of the pair returned to Earth by New Horizons spacecraft....