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Pluto LORRI
2015-04-30 08:00:34

New images captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have revealed a bright feature near the visible pole of the dwarf planet Pluto – a feature that could be a polar cap made out of frozen molecular nitrogen ice, officials from the US space agency announced on Wednesday.

2015-04-29 16:21:42

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto - the

2015-04-14 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of

2015-04-09 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air media briefings at 1 p.m. EDT and 2:30 p.m.

2015-04-06 16:21:09

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public has until Friday, April 24 to help name new features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites as they are discovered by NASA's New

Nix Hydra
2015-02-18 16:41:21

Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh’s historic discovery of Pluto, the NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy dwarf planet this summer is providing its first views of the small moons orbiting Pluto.

2015-02-04 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images of Pluto on Wednesday, as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet.

new horizons
2015-01-17 08:58:14

After a journey of more than eight years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has finally entered the first of several planned approach phases around Pluto, and these will culminate with a historic first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet this summer.

2015-01-15 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto.

new horizons
2014-12-07 08:31:05

After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles — the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Saturday for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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