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Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Emily Lakdawalla At Her Favorite Conference While Alan Stern Stirs Up the Solar System

03/25/2014 | 28:50
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Emily shares highlights from last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and Alan Stern provides updates on the Rosetta comet mission and his New Horizons probe that is nearing Pluto, and addresses the controversy around Uwingu’s Name a Martian Crater project.

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Latest Blog Posts

New Horizons: Late in Cruise, and a Binary Ahoy

Posted 2013/08/24 09:16 CDT | 2 comments

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!).

New Horizons: Encounter Planning Accelerates

Posted 2013/05/17 10:18 CDT | 4 comments

Back in 2005 and 2006, when Pluto’s second and third moons (Nix and Hydra) were discovered, searches by astronomers for still more moons didn’t reveal any. So the accidental discovery of Pluto’s fourth moon by the Hubble Space Telescope in mid-2011 raised the possibility that the hazards in the Pluto system might be greater than previously anticipated.

Something New! Uwingu

Posted 2012/08/21 04:29 CDT | 2 comments

A start-up company creating products that will fund space exploration, research, and education.

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