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New Horizons: Updates From the Science Team Meeting, Part 1

Ted Stryk • January 23, 2014 • 1

Ted Stryk reports on the status of the New Horizons mission from the mission's latest Science Team Meeting.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Bill Dunford • January 13, 2014 • 5

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.

What's up in planetary missions in 2014

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2013 • 4

With the New Year upon us, what can we look forward to in 2014? For me, the main event of 2014 is that ESA's Rosetta mission finally -- finally! -- catches up to the comet it has been chasing for a decade. We will lose LADEE, gain two Mars orbiters, and launch Hayabusa2. The year begins with an amazing 24 spacecraft exploring or cruising toward various planetary destinations.

Your Name...On Its Way to the Stars?

Mat Kaplan • October 08, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio features artist Jon Lomberg inviting listeners to join the New Horizons Message Initiative.

New Horizons: Late in Cruise, and a Binary Ahoy

Alan Stern • August 24, 2013 • 2

New Horizons has just completed a summer of intensive activities and entered hibernation on Aug. 20. The routine parts of the activities included thorough checkouts of all our backup systems (result: they work fine!) and of all our scientific instruments (they work fine too!).

Dwarf planet, wassup?

Emily Lakdawalla • August 16, 2013 • 4

In which the fifth graders of Kipp Heartwood Academy argue the competing sides in the is-Pluto-a-planet debate through the medium of rap.

Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: Is there an ocean, or not?

Emily Lakdawalla • August 02, 2013 • 5

Does Pluto have an ocean under its ice? If it doesn't now, did it ever have one? How will we know?

Terra Cognita

Bill Dunford • July 29, 2013 • 4

Pushing back the frontier, and filling in the blank spaces on the map.

Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: Small moons, dust, surfaces, interiors

Emily Lakdawalla • July 24, 2013 • 5

My roundup from notes on the day's presentations on dust in the Pluto system and the surfaces and interiors of Pluto and Charon.

Pluto on the Eve of New Horizons: Webcast tonight

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2013 • 3

I'm off for the airport to fly to the East Coast to participate in the scientific conference "The Pluto System on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons."

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