The next destination for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a small space rock in the Kuiper belt called MU69. Now we know it may have an even smaller moon
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A year and a half ago, Pluto was a pixellated blur. The New Horizons mission has revealed it as the geologically active center of a dwarf planet system. The post How NASA Got Every Last Piece of Pluto Data Down From New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
NASA has greenlit New Horizons' next target: a lump of rock out in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69. The post NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69 appeared first on WIRED.
This new global map is blurry in spots, but that's because it includes every single image that New Horizons took between July 7 and 14. The post Take a Digital Magnifying Glass to an Epic New Map of Pluto appeared first on WIRED.
Five new papers add new detail to the dwarf planet. The post Buckle Up, Space Fans: A New Batch of Pluto Science Is Here appeared first on WIRED.
A new estimate using New Horizons data shows that the dwarf planet has a lot more water ice than previously thought.
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