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The PI’s Perspective: Share the News—The Farthest Exploration of Worlds in History is Beginning!

The PI’s Perspective: Share the News—The Farthest Exploration of Worlds in History is Beginning!

Spend your New Year’s Eve with NASA, as New Horizons conducts the first close-up exploration of any Kuiper Belt object and the farthest exploration of any worlds in space ever attempted — more than 4 billion miles from Earth and a billion miles beyond Pluto! The New Horizons spacecraft is healthy and is now beginning […]

Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

The latest spectra from New Horizons Ralph instrument reveal an abundance of methane ice, but with striking differences from place to place across the frozen surface of Pluto. “We just learned that in the north polar cap, methane ice is diluted in a thick, transparent slab of nitrogen ice resulting in strong absorption of infrared […]