NASA'S Mission to Pluto

Charon’s First Official Feature Names

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) Map projection of Charon, the largest of Pluto's five moons, annotated with its first set of official feature names. With a diameter of about 755 miles, the Texas-sized moon is one of largest known objects in the Kuiper Belt,...

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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...

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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...

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‘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,...

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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 object...

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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 object...

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Star Paths from Occultations

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) On three occasions in June and July 2017, New Horizons mission team members attempted to track a small, distant Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, as it passed in front of a star an event known as an occultation. The colored lines...

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Star Paths from Occultations

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) On three occasions in June and July 2017, New Horizons mission team members attempted to track a small, distant Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, as it passed in front of a star an event known as an occultation. The colored lines...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) The New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn today that refined its course toward 2014 MU69, the ancient Kuiper Belt object it will fly by a little more than a year from now. ...read more Read more here:: NASA’s...

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