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New Horizons 'phoned home' late Tuesday morning — All is well

Today, at 10:33 a.m. ET, NASA's New Horizons team got the call the world had been waiting for. The spacecraft’s systems were working. Its cameras and recorder were pointed in the right direction.

On New Year's Day, New Horizons will meet Ultima Thule

After a journey of almost 13 years and more than 6.5 billion kilometers (4.04 million miles), NASA's New Horizons is about to meet a tiny, mysterious space rock called 2014 MU69, also known as Ultima Thule.

New Horizons: Solar wind stripping away Pluto's atmosphere

Baltimore - The latest data from NASA’s Pluto probe, New Horizons, suggests the dwarf planet’s atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind and lost to space.

Data from Pluto mission expected to keep arriving for 16 months

Laurel - The universe itself may be billions of years old, but that doesn't mean all of its components were created at the same time.

NASA releases first photos of Pluto's moon Nix

Palo Alto - NASA's long-journeying New Horizons spaceship has turned its attention to the five moons of Pluto as it sails by the solar system's most-distant denizens.

Pluto: Flyby makes history and wows world

NASA's New Horizons made history by being the first spacecraft to reach the dwarf planet Pluto, the last unexplored world in the solar system.

How to watch New Horizons reach Pluto tomorrow

When it comes to landmark achievements in space exploration, tomorrow — July 14 — will be a date for the history books as the day humanity reached Pluto for the first time.

3 days until NASA space probe New Horizons reaches Pluto

After nine-and-a-half years of exploration, NASA's Space probe "New Horizons" has only three days remaining in its three-million-mile journey to Pluto.

NASA releases clearest photo ever of Pluto and its biggest moon

Right now, a piano-sized spacecraft is barreling through space at over 36,000 mph with an important destination: the dwarf planet Pluto and its system of five moons.

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.
 

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High-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons spacecraft on July 3  2015
High-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons spacecraft on July 3, 2015
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Pluto s moon Charon as seen by New Horizons at  distance of 500 000 kilometers. A darkish patch simi...
Pluto's moon Charon as seen by New Horizons at distance of 500,000 kilometers. A darkish patch similar to those on Pluto can clearly be seen towards Charon's north-west polar region.
John Hopkins University
NASA s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14...
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015.
NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute
An artist s impression of 2014 MU69  which might actually be two rocks moving in tandem.
An artist's impression of 2014 MU69, which might actually be two rocks moving in tandem.
NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Steve Gribben
Artist’s impression of the solar wind ineracting with Pluto’s mainly nitrogen atmosphere. Some o...
Artist’s impression of the solar wind ineracting with Pluto’s mainly nitrogen atmosphere. Some of the molecules in the atmosphere have enough energy to overcome Pluto’s weak gravity, so escape into space where they are ionized by solar ultraviolet radiation. As the solar wind encounters the obstacle formed by the ions, it is slowed and diverted (the red region), possibly forming a shock wave upstream of Pluto. The ions are “picked up” by the solar wind and carried in its flow past the
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Pluto  as photographed by New Horizons from 8.3 million miles away on July 3  2015.
Pluto, as photographed by New Horizons from 8.3 million miles away on July 3, 2015.
NASA
Pluto as seen by New Horizons at a distance of 800 000 kilometers. This image taken July clearly sho...
Pluto as seen by New Horizons at a distance of 800,000 kilometers. This image taken July clearly shows two darker areas thought to cmprise tholins deposited on Pluto's surface
John Hopkins University
Artist s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69  a Kuiper Belt object...
Artist's impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, on Jan. 1, 2019.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben
New Horizons NASA spacecraft
New Horizons NASA spacecraft
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CLOSEUP: The dwarf planet Pluto as photographed by the LORRI and Ralph instruments aboard the New Ho...
CLOSEUP: The dwarf planet Pluto as photographed by the LORRI and Ralph instruments aboard the New Horizons spacecraft on July 13.
NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI/Wikimedia Commons
Pluto By Moonlight: On July 14  New Horizons mission scientists will soon obtain the first images of...
Pluto By Moonlight: On July 14, New Horizons mission scientists will soon obtain the first images of the night region of Pluto, using only the light from Charon, itself softly illuminated by a Sun 1,000 times dimmer than it is at Earth.
JHUAPL / SwRI
New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise -- a range of youthfu...
New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise -- a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.
NASA / JHU APL / SwRI
NASA Celebrates New Horizons  Closest Approach to Pluto: Guests and New Horizons team members countd...
NASA Celebrates New Horizons' Closest Approach to Pluto: Guests and New Horizons team members countdown to the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto, on July 14, 2015 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.
NASA / Bill Ingalls
These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft  i...
These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world. The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) obtained these three images between July 1 and 3 of 2015, prior to the July 4 anomaly that sent New Horizons into safe mode.
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