Long-Distance Kuiper Belt Objects

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) During its extended mission in the Kuiper Belt, New Horizons is aiming to observe at least two-dozen Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), dwarf planets and Centaurs, former KBOs in unstable orbits that cross the orbits of the giant...

Long-Distance Kuiper Belt Objects

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) During its extended mission in the Kuiper Belt, New Horizons is aiming to observe at least two-dozen Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), dwarf planets and Centaurs, former KBOs in unstable orbits that cross the orbits of the giant...

‘Wishing Well’ Star Cluster

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) For a short time, this New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) frame of the galactic open star cluster NGC 3532 (known as the Wishing Well), taken Dec. 5, 2017, was the farthest image ever made by a spacecraft,...

Spend Next New Year’s Eve with New Horizons

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Year’s celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other – more than four billion miles from Earth. In just under a year, the New Horizons spacecraft will buzz by the most primitive and most distant...

Spend Next New Year’s Eve with New Horizons

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Year’s celebration to usher in 2019 will include an event like no other – more than four billion miles from Earth. In just under a year, the New Horizons spacecraft will buzz by the most primitive and most distant...