NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
October 27, 2021
Using "Charon-light," Researchers Capture Pluto's Dark Side
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made history by returning the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons. Now, through a series of clever methods, researchers led by Tod Lauer of the National Science Foundation's National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Lab in Tucson, Arizona, on the New Horizons team have expanded that photo album to include the portion of Pluto's landscape that wasn't directly illuminated by sunlight — what the team calls Pluto's "dark side."
October 13, 2021
The PI's Perspective: Keeping Our Eyes on New Horizons
Principal New Horizons remains healthy and continues to send valuable data from deep in the Kuiper Belt. Principal Investigator Alan Stern provides an update on the latest mission activities.
Observations, predictions and anticipations written by the New Horizons science team during the approach to Pluto.
July 8, 2015
A Space Physicist's View of Pluto
Why would a space physicist study Pluto? PEPSSI instrument scientist Matt Hill can't wait to get a look at the energetic particle environment New Horizons expects to encounter.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
NASA Headquarters, Washington
Southwest Research Institute
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