Kuiper Belt Stories

NASA’s New Horizons Detects Dusty Hints of Extended Kuiper Belt

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New observations from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hint that the Kuiper Belt – the vast, distant outer zone of our solar system populated by hundreds of thousands of icy, rocky planetary building blocks – might stretch much farther out than…

Article2 months ago

NASA’s New Horizons to Continue Exploring Outer Solar System

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NASA has announced an updated plan to continue New Horizons’ mission of exploration of the outer solar system.  Beginning in fiscal year 2025, New Horizons will focus on gathering unique heliophysics data, which can be readily obtained during an extended,…

Article7 months ago

All Eyes on the Ice Giants

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft plans to observe Uranus and Neptune from its location far out in the outer solar system this fall, and the mission team is inviting the global amateur astronomy community to come along for the ride –…

Article8 months ago