NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
August 10, 2023
All Eyes on the Ice Giants
The New Horizons spacecraft will observe Uranus and Neptune this fall, and the mission team is inviting the global amateur astronomy community to come along for the ride – and make a real contribution to space science – by observing both ice giants at the same time.
March 14, 2023NASA’s New Horizons Team Discusses Discoveries from the Kuiper Belt
March 10, 2023New Horizons Team Adds AI Smarts to Its Kuiper Belt Object Search
November 14, 2022New Horizons ‘MOM’ Lauded for STEM Leadership
August 8, 2022Assistant Project Scientist Brandt Brings New Expertise to New Horizons
July 5, 2022Scientists Spot a Possible Source for Charon's Red Cap
March 29, 2022Pluto's giant ice volcanos may have formed from multiple eruption events
February 28, 2022Great Explorations Revisited: The 2007 Flyby of Jupiter
February 10, 2022On Kuiper Belt Object Arrokoth, New Horizons Team Puts Names to the Places
October 25, 2021Pluto Landmarks Named for Aviation Pioneers Sally Ride and Bessie Coleman
July 14, 2021Great Exploration Revisited: New Horizons at Pluto and Charon
June 29, 2021After 60 Years, Nuclear Power for Spaceflight is Still Tried and True
April 18, 2021New Horizons at 50 (AU)
April 15, 2021New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone
March 8, 2021Pluto crater named for female engineer who helped bring the planet into focus
January 13, 2021New Horizons Helps Answer the Question: How Dark Is Space?
August 27, 2020Pluto Crater Named for New Horizons Pathfinder Tom Coughlin
July 17, 2020The Pluto Perspective: No Sleep Until After the Flyby
July 14, 2020Five Years after New Horizons' Historic Flyby, Here Are 10 Cool Things We've Learned About Pluto
June 15, 2020The Pluto Perspective: An Unforgettable Flyby
June 11, 2020The Pluto Perspective: Memories of an Amazing Encounter
June 11, 2020New Horizons Conducts the First Interstellar Parallax Experiment
April 24, 2020Thoughts on Interstellar Navigation by Parallax
April 17, 2020Amateur Astronomers: Help New Horizons with a Historic Stellar Parallax Experiment
February 18, 2020Pluto at 90
February 13, 2020New Horizons Team Discovers a Critical Piece of the Planetary Formation Puzzle
January 29, 2020Seeing Stars in 3D: The New Horizons Parallax Program
January 2, 2020Looking Back: A New Horizons New Year's to Remember
December 2, 2019New Horizons Confirms Solar Wind Slows Farther from the Sun
November 26, 2019New Horizons Team Earns Sir Arthur Clarke Space Achievement Award
November 12, 2019New Horizons Kuiper Belt Flyby Object Officially Named 'Arrokoth'
August 8, 2019International Astronomical Union Approves Second Set of Pluto Feature Names
June 26, 2019The Journey Continued
May 16, 2019New Horizons Team Publishes First Kuiper Belt Flyby Results
March 18, 2019A Prehistoric Puzzle in the Kuiper Belt
March 7, 2019Ultima Thule in 3D
February 28, 2019Research indicates small objects are surprisingly rare in the Kuiper Belt
February 22, 2019New Horizons Spacecraft Returns Its Sharpest Views of Ultima Thule
February 8, 2019New Horizons' Evocative Farewell Glance at Ultima Thule
February 4, 2019Women at the Helm
January 24, 2019New Horizons' Newest and Best-Yet View of Ultima Thule
January 15, 2019New Movie Shows Ultima Thule from an Approaching New Horizons
January 4, 2019Best Wishes from around the World 'Beamed' toward New Horizons in the Kuiper Belt
January 3, 2019New Ultima Thule Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons
January 2, 2019NASA's New Horizons Mission Reveals Entirely New Kind of World
January 1, 2019New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule:NASA Spacecraft Reaches Most Distant Target in History
December 31, 2018From the Associate Administrator: Go New Horizons!
December 31, 2018New Horizons Spacecraft Homing in on Kuiper Belt Target
December 30, 2018Media Briefings, Online Coverage of New Horizons' Ultima Thule Flyby
December 30, 2018Hubble Paved the Way for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Ultima Thule
December 26, 2018All About Ultima: New Horizons Flyby Target is Unlike Anything Explored in Space
December 22, 2018New Horizons Notebook: On Ultima's Doorstep
December 20, 2018Ultima Thule's First Mystery
December 18, 2018New Horizons Takes the Inside Course to Ultima Thule
December 4, 2018On Target: Record Setting Course-Correction Puts New Horizons on Track to Kuiper Belt Flyby
December 4, 2018'Beam' Your Greeting to New Horizons
October 24, 2018Media Briefing: New Horizons Team Previews Ultima Thule Flyby
October 5, 2018New Horizons Sets Up for New Year's Flyby of Ultima Thule
September 28, 2018New Horizons Team Rehearses for New Year's Flyby
September 17, 2018New Horizons Team Successfully Observes Next Target, Sets the Stage for Ultima Thule Flyby
August 28, 2018Ultima in View
August 22, 2018New Horizons Begins Its Approach to Ultima Thule
August 4, 2018New Horizons Team Reports Initial Success in Observing Ultima Thule
July 31, 2018New Horizons Team Prepares for Stellar Occultation Ahead of Ultima Thule Flyby
July 20, 2018The True Colors of Pluto and Charon
July 13, 2018First Global Maps of Pluto and Charon from New Horizons Mission Published
June 22, 2018Charon Discovered 40 Years Ago
June 5, 2018New Horizons Wakes for Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby
April 11, 2018Pluto's Largest Moon Gets Its First Official Feature Names
March 13, 2018New Horizons Chooses Nickname for 'Ultimate' Flyby Target
February 8, 2018New Horizons Captures Record-Breaking Images in the Kuiper Belt
January 4, 2018Spend Next New Year's Eve with New Horizons
December 21, 2017New Horizons Enters Last Hibernation Period Before Kuiper Belt Encounter
December 12, 2017AGU Fall Meeting: New Horizons Explores the Kuiper Belt
December 12, 2017Does New Horizons' Next Target Have a Moon?
December 9, 2017New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
November 30, 2017 NASA Extends Campaign to Nickname New Horizons' Next Target
November 6, 2017Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
September 28, 2017Solving the Mystery of Pluto’s Giant Blades of Ice
September 12, 2017Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Its Kuiper Belt Cruise
September 7, 2017Pluto Features Given First Official Names
September 6, 2017New Horizons Files Flight Plan for 2019 Flyby
August 17, 2017New Horizons Team Receives Prestigious SPIE George W. Goddard Award
August 3, 2017New Horizons' Next Target Just Got a Lot More Interesting
July 19, 2017New Horizons Team Strikes Gold in Argentina
July 14, 2017New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto's Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
July 14, 2017New Horizons Unveils New Maps of Pluto, Charon on Flyby Anniversary
July 11, 2017SOFIA in Right Place at Right Time to Study Next New Horizons Flyby Object
July 10, 2017SOFIA to Make Advance Observations of Next New Horizons Flyby Object
July 6, 2017New Mysteries Surround New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
June 23, 2017NASA's New Horizons Mission Honors Memory of Engineer Lisa Hardaway
June 13, 2017New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
May 25, 2017New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target
April 10, 2017Nap Time for New Horizons: NASA Spacecraft Enters Hibernation
April 3, 2017New Horizons Halfway from Pluto to Next Flyby Target
March 8, 2017New Co-Investigators Add Depth to New Horizons Team
February 23, 2017New Horizons, IAU Set Pluto Naming Themes
February 10, 2017New Horizons Exits Brief Safe Mode, Recovery Operations Continue
February 7, 2017New Horizons Team Earns NASA, International Awards
February 1, 2017New Horizons Refines Course for Next Flyby
January 20, 2017A Colorful 'Landing' on Pluto
January 17, 2017Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons
December 2, 2016Scientists Probe Mystery of Pluto's Icy Heart
October 27, 2016New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data
October 19, 2016New Horizons Team Receives Planetary Society Award
October 18, 2016New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target Is Reddish
September 14, 2016X-ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto
September 14, 2016Pluto 'Paints' its Largest Moon Red
August 31, 2016New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Companion
August 31, 2016Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness
August 10, 2016Blog: What a Journey!
July 20, 2016New Horizons Pluto Stamp Earns Guinness World Record
July 14, 2016Video: Imagine a Landing on Pluto
July 14, 2016Looking Back, a Year after Pluto
June 13, 2016Blog: Rewriting the Playbook on Pluto
June 9, 2016The Jagged Shores of Pluto's Highlands
June 2, 2016Secrets Revealed from Pluto's 'Twilight Zone'
June 1, 2016Pluto's Heart: Like a Cosmic 'Lava Lamp'
June 1, 2016New Pluto and Planetary Stamps Wow at World Stamp Show
May 27, 2016New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface
May 23, 2016Blog: Behind the Lens at New Horizons' Pluto Flyby
May 20, 2016Pluto's 'Fretted' Terrain
May 18, 2016New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object
May 18, 2016First Stellar Occultations Shed Additional Light on Pluto's Atmosphere
May 10, 2016Kudos Continue for New Horizons Mission Accomplishments
May 6, 2016Icy Hydra
May 4, 2016Study: Pluto's Interaction with the Solar Wind is Unique
May 3, 2016Blog: Planning for Pluto with GeoVis
May 2, 2016New Elevation Map of Pluto's Sunken 'Heart'
April 21, 2016Pluto's 'Halo' Craters
April 11, 2016The Icy 'Spider' on Pluto
April 11, 2016New Horizons Fills Gap in Space Environment Observations
March 31, 2016Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3-D
March 24, 2016Pluto: On Frozen Pond
March 21, 2016New Horizons Team Presents Latest Pluto Science Results at Planetary Conference
March 21, 2016New Horizons Team Earns Prestigious Space Science, Engineering Honors
March 17, 2016Research Papers in Science Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and Its Moons
March 10, 2016What's Eating at Pluto?
March 7, 2016Blog: The Polygons of Pluto
March 4, 2016Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks
February 29, 2016Blog: Where's My Data? Keeping Track of New Horizons' Treasure of Information
February 25, 2016The Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
February 18, 2016Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
February 12, 2016Happy Valentine's Day from New Horizons!
February 11, 2016Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
February 4, 2016Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills
February 4, 2016Blog: Pluto Flyby, through the Eyes of an Early Career Scientist
January 29, 2016Winters Named New Horizons Project Manager
January 29, 2016Pluto's Widespread Water Ice
January 29, 2016Pluto's Blue Atmosphere in the Infrared
January 19, 2016The Voyage of a Lifetime: New Horizons Marks 10 Years Since Launch
January 14, 2016Wright's Stuff
January 14, 2016Pluto's Haze in Bands of Blue
January 7, 2016'X' Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto's Icy Plains
January 7, 2016Particles 'Go with the Flow' on Pluto's Surface
December 31, 2015Looking Back at the "Year of Pluto"
December 18, 2015Blog: Where Math Meets Pluto
December 17, 2015New Findings from New Horizons Shape Understanding of Pluto and its Moons
December 10, 2015Pluto's Close-up, Now in Color
December 10, 2015Zooming in on Pluto's Pattern of Pits
December 4, 2015A Distant Close-up: New Horizons' Camera Captures a Wandering KBO
December 4, 2015New Horizons Returns the First of Its Very Best Images of Pluto
November 23, 2015Blog: Pluto, Closer to Home
November 20, 2015A Day on Pluto, a Day on Charon
November 13, 2015Blog: Radio Signals from Earth Probe Pluto's Atmosphere
November 9, 2015At Pluto, New Horizons Finds Geology of All Ages, Possible Ice Volcanoes, Insight into Planetary Origins
November 5, 2015New Horizons Completes Record-Setting Kuiper Belt Targeting Maneuvers
November 2, 2015Blog: In the Shadows of Pluto and Charon
October 29, 2015The Youngest Crater on Charon?
October 29, 2015On Track: New Horizons Carries Out Third KBO Targeting Maneuver
October 26, 2015New Horizons Continues Toward Potential Kuiper Belt Target
October 26, 2015New Horizons Team Bids Farewell to Bob Farquhar
October 23, 2015Blog: A Planet for All Seasons
October 23, 2015Maneuver Moves New Horizons toward Next Potential Target
October 22, 2015Last of Pluto's Moons - Mysterious Kerberos - Revealed by New Horizons
October 20, 2015NASA's 'Pluto Time' Connects People with Science
October 15, 2015Science Paper Describes Pluto System Findings
October 13, 2015Blog: The Impact of Craters
October 8, 2015New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto
October 5, 2015Blog: Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra
October 1, 2015Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History
September 28, 2015Blog: Pluto at Twilight
September 24, 2015Perplexing Pluto: New 'Snakeskin' Image and More from New Horizons
September 21, 2015Blog: Art Meets Science in New Pluto Aerial Tour
September 17, 2015Pluto 'Wows' in Spectacular New Backlit Panorama
September 10, 2015New Pluto Images from New Horizons: It's Complicated
September 9, 2015Blog: Probing the Mystery of Charon's Red Pole
September 4, 2015New Horizons Begins Intensive Data Downlink Phase
August 28, 2015New Horizons Team Identifies Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target
August 28, 2015Blog: Making the Pluto Flyby Movie
August 12, 2015Scientists Study Nitrogen Provision for Pluto's Atmosphere
August 10, 2015Atmospheric Escape and Flowing N2 Ice Glaciers - What Resupplies Pluto's Nitrogen?
July 24, 2015New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto
July 23, 2015Have a Minute? Get the Video Scoop on New Horizons and Pluto
July 21, 2015New Horizons Finds Second Mountain Range in Pluto's 'Heart'
July 21, 2015New Horizons 'Captures' Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons
July 17, 2015NASA's New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'
July 17, 2015Pluto Wags its Tail
July 17, 2015New Horizons Reveals Pluto's Extended Atmosphere
July 16, 2015NASA to Release New Pluto Images, Science Findings at July 17 NASA TV Briefing
July 15, 2015From Mountains to Moons
July 14, 2015NASA's New Horizons 'Phones Home' Safe after Pluto Flyby
July 14, 2015Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color
July 14, 2015NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter
July 14, 2015New Horizons Spacecraft Displays Pluto's Big Heart
July 13, 2015How Big Is Pluto? New Horizons Settles Decades-Long Debate
July 12, 2015One Million Miles to Go; Pluto is More Intriguing than Ever
July 12, 2015Charon's Chasms and Craters
July 12, 2015The Women who Power NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto
July 11, 2015New Horizons' Last Portrait of Pluto's Puzzling Spots
July 11, 2015Pluto by Moonlight
July 10, 2015Houston, We Have Geology
July 10, 2015The Children of Pluto
July 9, 2015Pluto and Charon: New Horizons' Dynamic Duo
July 8, 2015A 'Heart' from Pluto as Flyby Begins
July 7, 2015The Whale and the Donut
July 6, 2015New Horizons on Track for Pluto Flyby
July 6, 2015Latest Views of Pluto
July 5, 2015New Horizons Plans July 7 Return to Normal Science Operations
July 4, 2015New Horizons Team Responds to Spacecraft Anomaly
July 3, 2015Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color
July 3, 2015The 'Other' Red Planet
July 1, 2015Color Images Reveal Two Distinct Faces of Pluto, Series of Spots that Fascinate
July 1, 2015NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto
June 30, 2015New Horizons 'Speeds Up' on Final Approach to Pluto
June 22, 2015Increasing Variety on Pluto's Close Approach Hemisphere, and a 'Dark Pole' on Charon
June 22, 2015Exactly 37 Years after Its Discovery, Pluto's Moon Charon Is Being Revealed
June 22, 2015Pluto and Charon, Now in Color
June 15, 2015One Month from Pluto: New Horizons on Track, All Clear, and Ready for Action
June 11, 2015Different Faces of Pluto Emerging in New Images from New Horizons
June 4, 2015Hubble Finds Pluto's Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos
May 28, 2015So Far, All Clear: New Horizons Team Completes First Search for Pluto System Hazards
May 27, 2015New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto
May 12, 2015New Horizons Spots Pluto's Faintest Known Moons
May 1, 2015A Schoolgirl Names Pluto, 85 Years Ago Today
April 29, 2015New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto
April 27, 2015New Horizons' Student Instrument Turning Deep Space Dust to Data about Pluto's Environment
April 14, 2015NASA's New Horizons Nears Historic Encounter with Pluto
April 10, 2015NASA Hosts Briefings on Historic Mission to Pluto
April 6, 2015Inside 100 Days to the Historic First Exploration of Pluto, New Horizons Set to Deliver
April 6, 2015NASA Extends Campaign for Public to Name Features on Pluto
April 2, 2015Google+ Hangout on Pluto Studies
March 27, 2015New Horizons Sampling 'Space Weather' on Approach to Pluto
March 12, 2015A Record Day for New Horizons
March 10, 2015With Trajectory Correction, NASA's New Horizons Homes in on Pluto
February 18, 201585 Years after Pluto's Discovery, New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto
February 12, 2015The View from New Horizons: A Full Day on Pluto-Charon
February 4, 2015Happy Birthday Clyde Tombaugh: New Horizons Returns New Images of Pluto
January 26, 2015Google+ Hangout on Solar System Science Education, Jan. 28
January 15, 2015New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter
December 17, 2014On the Eve of Encounter: New Horizons at AGU
December 10, 2014Catch New Horizons Team on Google+
December 6, 2014On Pluto's Doorstep, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter
December 6, 2014Planetary Society Webcast of New Horizons Wake-Up
November 13, 2014New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter
October 6, 2014Today: Ask New Horizons Anything
September 12, 2014Hello Hydra!
August 29, 2014New Horizons Commanded into Last Pre-Pluto Slumber
August 25, 2014New Horizons Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter
August 22, 2014New Horizons Event on Aug. 25 Marks Neptune Orbit Crossing, Connections to Voyager
August 21, 2014A Pluto Preview? Scientists Create New Triton Map
August 7, 2014New Horizons Spies Charon Orbiting Pluto
July 15, 2014New Horizons Marks a 'Year Out' with a Successful Course Correction
July 1, 2014Hubble Proceeds with Full Search for Kuiper Belt Targets
June 17, 2014Final 'Pre-Pluto' Annual Checkout Begins
June 16, 2014NASA Hubble to Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target
June 6, 2014Assessing Pluto from Afar
April 2, 2014Educator Workshop Set for April 26
February 6, 2014New Horizons Reaches the Final 4 (au)
January 6, 2014A Busy Year Begins for New Horizons
December 23, 2013On Video: How Do We Get to Pluto? Practice, Practice, Practice
December 13, 2013A Model Spacecraft
October 25, 2013On the Path to Pluto, 5 AU and Closing
October 21, 2013The Sounds of New Horizons
August 1, 2013Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations
July 10, 2013Charon Revealed!
July 2, 2013Kerberos and Styx: Welcome to the Pluto System!
June 14, 2013New Horizons Team Sticking to Original Flight Plan at Pluto
February 28, 2013Pluto Moons: The Votes Are In
February 14, 2013Help Name Pluto's New Moons
January 10, 2013New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout
November 28, 2012Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On
November 27, 2012New Horizons on Planetary Radio
October 16, 2012At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons
August 15, 2012Online: New Horizons PI Talks Pluto
August 1, 2012All Aboard: Fly New Horizons through the Kuiper Belt!
July 11, 2012Gimme Five!
July 9, 2012New Horizons Doing Science in Its Sleep
June 1, 2012It's a Sim: Out in Deep Space, New Horizons Successfully Practices the 2015 Pluto Encounter
March 7, 2012New Horizons Stamp Drive Completes a 10K - and Keeps Going!
February 28, 2012'A Vision of Discovery' Educator Workshop: March 10
February 10, 2012New Horizons on Approach: 22 AU Down, Just 10 to Go
February 1, 2012New Horizons Aims to Put Its Stamp on History
January 27, 2012New Horizons Works through Winter Wakeup
January 16, 2012New Horizons Team Remembers Patsy Tombaugh
December 20, 2011Evidence of Complex Molecules Found on Pluto
December 2, 2011New Horizons Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Approach Pluto
October 24, 2011On the Path to Pluto: New Horizons App Now Available
August 12, 2011Remembering New Horizons Co-Investigator Dr. David Charles Slater, August 12, 1957 - May 30, 2011
August 5, 2011View from the Summit: Hunting for KBOs at the Top of the World
July 20, 2011Fourth Moon Adds to Pluto's Appeal
June 23, 2011New Horizons Scientists Tracking Pluto
June 23, 2011New Horizons Educator Fellows Trained to Bring the Solar System to Your Community
June 21, 2011Citizen Scientists: Discover a New Horizons Flyby Target!
April 20, 2011Wanted: Kuiper Belt Targets
April 1, 2011Forensic Sleuthing Ties Ring Ripples to Impacts
March 18, 2011Later, Uranus: New Horizons Passes Another Planetary Milestone
January 20, 2011Launch Plus Five Years: A Ways Traveled, a Ways to Go
October 28, 2010Where Is the New Horizons Centaur Stage?
October 11, 2010Student Dust Counter instrument breaks distance record
September 3, 2010Picture-Perfect Pluto Practice
July 27, 2010LORRI Looks Back at "Old Friend" Jupiter
July 14, 2010Five Years and Counting Down
July 1, 2010Course Correction Keeps New Horizons on Path to Pluto
June 17, 2010Check it Out: System Tests, Science Observations and a Course Correction
May 11, 2010Nix and Hydra: Five Years After Discovery
March 4, 2010New Horizons Team Sees 'Opportunity' for Public Engagement
March 2, 2010New Horizons, Pluto Featured on NOVA
February 25, 2010The Approach Begins
February 18, 201080 Years of Pluto
February 4, 2010New Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes
February 3, 2010Coming Soon: New Views of Pluto
January 19, 2010Four Years and Counting
December 29, 2009New Horizons Crosses a Threshold: Closer to Pluto than Earth
November 12, 2009New Horizons Roused for Long-Distance Checkup
September 8, 2009New Horizons Hits Halfway Mark Between Saturn, Uranus Orbits
August 28, 2009New Horizons Checks Out, Enters Hibernation
July 8, 2009Rise and Shine: New Horizons Wakes for Annual Checkout
May 8, 2009New Horizons Team Remembers Venetia Phair, the 'Girl Who Named Pluto'
April 2, 2009NASA Mission Madness: Send New Horizons to the Title Game!
March 12, 2009New Horizons Detects Neptune's Moon Triton
January 19, 2009Launch Plus Three Years: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
December 19, 2008New Horizons Earns a Holiday
December 8, 2008Building New Horizons - Again
November 7, 2008SETI Radio Telescopes Track New Horizons
September 16, 2008NASA Salutes New Horizons Team
September 12, 2008'Brain Transplant' Successful as Checkout Continues
September 5, 2008Team Checks Out New Horizons
July 2, 2008New Horizons Team Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Charon's Discovery
June 8, 2008New Horizons Ventures Beyond Saturn's Orbit
May 29, 2008Milestones Ahead: New Horizons Set to Cross Saturn's Orbit: Spacecraft Will Be First to Journey beyond Ringed Planet Since 1981
May 20, 2008Storm Winds Blow in Jupiter's Little Red Spot
May 19, 2008Tombaugh's Accomplishments: A True Work of Art
February 28, 2008Memories of Jupiter
February 21, 2008New Horizons Crosses 9 au
January 24, 2008A Hi-Def Peek at Pluto
January 15, 2008'Ice' Congratulates 'Fire' on a Successful Mercury Flyby
January 8, 2008Podcast: The Hibernation Express
December 11, 2007New Horizons Team Talks Jupiter at AGU Meeting
October 9, 2007New Horizons Sees Changes in Jupiter System
September 29, 2007Maneuver Puts New Horizons on a Straight Path to Pluto
September 5, 2007New Horizons to Voyager: Happy 30th Anniversary!
August 13, 2007Meet the New Horizons Pluto Pals!
July 12, 2007Good Morning, New Horizons!
June 28, 2007New Horizons Slips into Electronic Slumber
June 1, 2007Full Set of Jupiter Close-Approach Data Reaches Home
May 17, 2007Podcast: Jupiter Closest Approach
May 14, 2007Featured Image: Tvashtar in Motion
May 1, 2007New Horizons Provides New Views of Jupiter
April 25, 2007NASA Science Update to Discuss Data from Jupiter Flyby
April 16, 2007The Colors of Night
April 5, 2007Capturing Callisto
April 2, 2007Two Moons Meet over Jupiter
March 30, 2007Storm Spectra
March 28, 2007A Burst of Color
March 22, 2007An Even Closer Look at the Little Red Spot
March 20, 2007Alice Views Jupiter and Io
March 16, 2007A Look from LEISA
March 13, 2007A Midnight Plume
March 9, 2007Jupiter's Rings
March 1, 2007Tvashtar's Plume
February 28, 2007Pluto-Bound New Horizons Spacecraft Gets a Boost from Jupiter
February 28, 2007Two Moons and a Storm: Europa
February 28, 2007Two Moons and a Storm: Ganymede
February 28, 2007Two Moons and a Storm: Little Red Spot
February 27, 2007An Eruption on Io
February 9, 2007SWAP Observes Solar Wind Interactions at Jupiter
January 18, 2007New Horizons Closes in on Jupiter
January 10, 2007Jupiter Encounter Begins
November 28, 2006New Horizons Makes First Pluto Sighting
November 22, 2006A Season for Thanksgiving
September 26, 2006Jupiter Ahoy!
September 1, 2006LORRI Sees 'First Light'
August 17, 2006New Horizons Salutes Voyager
August 16, 2006Pluto-Charon: A True Double Planet
June 29, 2006Student Dust Counter Renamed "Venetia," Honoring Girl Who Named Pluto
June 22, 2006Pluto's Two Small Moons Christened Nix and Hydra
June 15, 2006New Horizons Tracks an Asteroid
April 28, 2006New Horizons in Space: The First 100 Days
April 7, 2006New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Mars
March 29, 2006Payload Gets High Marks on Early Tests
March 10, 2006A Colorful Discovery about Pluto's Moons
March 9, 2006New Horizons Adjusts Course Toward Jupiter
February 22, 2006Researchers Describe Discovery of Pluto's New Moons
February 3, 2006Happy 100th Birthday, Clyde Tombaugh!
February 3, 2006Clyde Tombaugh: A Daughter's Perspective
January 30, 2006New Horizons Successfully Performs First Post-Launch Maneuvers
January 30, 2006New Horizons Setting Course for Jupiter
January 19, 2006NASA's Pluto Mission Launched Toward New Horizons
January 18, 2006New Horizons Launch Reset for Jan. 19
January 12, 2006Status Report from Kennedy Space Center
January 6, 2006Status Report: Inspection Completed
December 19, 2005NASA Sets Sights on First Pluto Mission
December 16, 2005NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
December 7, 2005A Century After Kuiper's Birth, U.S. Prepares to Launch First Probe to the Kuiper Belt
December 7, 2005Mission Update: Successful Tests
November 18, 2005New Horizons Launch Preparations Move Ahead
October 31, 2005Hubble Reveals Possible New Moons Around Pluto
October 31, 2005My Life with Clyde
October 19, 2005New Horizons Payload Ready for Flight, Exciting Science Campaign
September 26, 2005APL-Built Pluto Spacecraft Begins Launch Preparations
June 13, 2005Journey Begins for NASA's New Horizons Probe
May 24, 2005'Motivated' Team Eyes Mission's Next Stage
March 31, 2005NASA Hosts Community Meetings on New Horizons
June 8, 2004SWAP to Determine Where the Sun and Ice Worlds Meet
March 16, 2004Analyzing Pluto's Atmosphere with Alice
January 22, 2004Ralph Aims to Put Pluto in Focus
July 23, 2003Atlas V Chosen to Launch New Horizons
June 22, 200325th Anniversary of Charon's Discovery (from the U.S. Naval Observatory)
April 9, 2003Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Moves Ahead (APL News Release)
April 9, 2003NASA Moves New Horizons into Full Development (SRI News Release)
February 24, 2003More Moons Over Pluto?
December 16, 2002New Horizons Adds Student Science Instrument
November 4, 2002New Horizons Passes Another Development Milestone
October 9, 2002Science Operations Center Dedicated to Charon's Discoverer
September 25, 2002New Horizons Team Tuning Its Instruments
September 23, 2002Student-Led Team Hopes to Fly Equipment Aboard NASA's Pluto Mission
September 10, 2002SwRI Research Reveals New Kuiper Belt Mystery
May 28, 2002Status Report: New Horizons Shines in First Major Review
April 15, 2002New Horizons Mission Making Progress
February 21, 2002New Horizons Team Plots a Faster Path to Pluto
February 6, 2002New Horizons names Science Ops Center after Pluto Discoverer Clyde Tombaugh
December 7, 2001NASA Goddard to Provide Key New Horizons Instrument
November 30, 2001NASA Taps APL Team for First Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission (APL News Release)
November 30, 2001SwRI-APL Team to Develop First Pluto Mission (SRI News Release)
November 29, 2001NASA Selects Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission for Phase B Study
September 27, 2001Scientists and Engineers Complete NASA-Funded 'Phase A' Study of Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission
July 23, 2001Aviation Week and Space Technology (PDF)
June 8, 2001NASA Selects APL's Pluto Mission Proposal for Further Study
July 6, 2001NASA Selects Two Investigations for Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Feasibility Studies
August 8, 2023
The Science Perspective: Looking for Light with New Horizons
New Horizons Science Team member Tod Lauer offers a look at mission plans to explore the cosmic background from the New Horizons spacecraft’s unique position in the distant solar system.
August 24, 2023
The PI's Perspective: In the Service of Planetary Science, Astrophysics and Heliophysics
Principal Investigator Alan Stern covers the range of observations New Horizons is making through August and September - with the intrepid spacecraft serving as an observatory in the Kuiper Belt, fulfilling missions in planetary science, astrophysics and heliophysics.
November 29, 2022The PI’s Perspective: Extended Mission 2 Begins!
August 23, 2022The PI's Perspective: Extending Exploration and Making Distant Discoveries
December 17, 2021The PI’s Perspective: Looking Back, Looking Forward
October 27, 2021Using "Charon-light," Researchers Capture Pluto's Dark Side
October 13, 2021The PI's Perspective: Keeping Our Eyes on New Horizons
March 23, 2021The PI's Perspective: Far From Home
January 19, 2021On the 15th Anniversary of New Horizons Leaving Earth, a Thank You
November 4, 2020The PI's Perspective: New Plans Afoot
July 14, 2020The PI's Perspective: July 2015 - When the Solar System Saved the Best for Last
April 15, 2020The PI's Perspective: Probing Farther in the Kuiper Belt
December 6, 2019The PI's Perspective: What a Year, What a Decade!
October 22, 2019The PI's Perspective: Looking Back and Exploring Farther
May 23, 2019The PI's Perspective: We Made the Cover of the 'Rolling Stone' (for Nerds)!
January 17, 2019The PI's Perspective: We Did It — The Bullseye Flyby of Ultima Thule!
December 27, 2018Anticipation on Ultima's Doorstep!
December 14, 2018Exploring Ultima–How to Get Involved!
November 27, 2018Share the News: The Farthest Exploration of Worlds in History is Beginning!
September 5, 2018Tally Ho Ultima!
February 28, 2018Why Didn't Voyager Explore the Kuiper Belt?
December 6, 2017Wrapping up 2017 En Route to Our Next Flyby
August 8, 2017The Heroes of the DSN and the 'Summer of MU69'
April 28, 2017No Sleeping Back on Earth!
December 22, 2016Clouds in My Coffee: Exploring Pluto and the Wild Back Yonder!
July 7, 2016Exploration Ahead!
April 14, 2016To Boldly Go On, In the Service of Exploration
December 30, 2015Our 'Annus Mirabilis'
July 29, 2015Thank You!
June 25, 2015Build the Buzz!
April 13, 2015Capstone: 2015
February 26, 2015Pluto Science, on the Surface
January 23, 2015Something Special in the Air
December 31, 2014It's Pluto Eve!
December 1, 2014Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep
October 23, 2014KBO Hunting: How Hubble Rescued New Horizons
September 18, 2014One Last Slumber
June 23, 2014What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?
June 11, 2014Childhood's End
February 6, 2014Thanks America, New Horizons Ahead
July 23, 2013Late in Cruise, and a Binary Ahoy
July 5, 2013Celebrating 35 Years of Charon
May 16, 2013Encounter Planning Accelerates
January 18, 2013The Seven-Year Itch
August 24, 2012The Kuiper Belt at 20
May 9, 2012Extending Our Horizons
January 19, 2012Late Cruise!
November 7, 2011Is the Pluto System Dangerous?
August 16, 2011Visiting Four Moons, in Just Four Years, for All Mankind
April 13, 2011Pinch Me!
December 17, 2010Ten Years On
November 9, 2010A Toast to New Horizons
October 18, 2010Reaching the Mid-Mission Milestone on the Way to Pluto!
May 21, 2010Ever Farther Across the Ocean of Space to a Distant and Unknown Shore
December 2, 2009Farewell 2009
September 2, 2009Science Never Sleeps
July 14, 2009A Summer's Work, Far From Home
May 20, 2009Ever Plan Ahead? How About Six Years Ahead?
March 19, 2009One-Third Down
January 5, 2009Welcome to Mid-Cruise!
October 23, 2008Nine Mementos Headed to the Ninth Planet
October 6, 20081,000 Days on the Road to Pluto - Time Flies and So Does New Horizons!
July 29, 2008Journeying Beyond Saturn
May 1, 2008Green Beacons for a Golden Bird
January 17, 2008Happy Birthday New Horizons! Two Years on the Road to the Ninth Planet
November 20, 2007Autumn 2007 - Onward to the Kuiper Belt
November 7, 2007The Guest Perspective - Data for the Next Generations
October 1, 2007Checking Out New Horizons
August 1, 2007Outbound at 7 au
June 20, 2007Nap Before You Sleep
May 10, 2007Continuing Our Jovian Journey
March 26, 2007Trip Report
March 12, 2007Downlink Initiated
March 5, 2007The Tip of the Iceberg
March 1, 2007Launch Complete
February 26, 2007Picking up the Pace
February 22, 2007Campaigning for Jupiter
February 21, 2007Speeding to Zeus
February 15, 2007Calm Before Close Approach
January 23, 2007One Year Down, Eight to Go, on the Road to Pluto
January 5, 2007New Horizons in 2007
November 1, 2006Making Old Horizons New
September 21, 2006Changing Seasons on the Road Trip to Planet 9
September 6, 2006Unabashedly Onward to the Ninth Planet
July 14, 2006Nine Years to the Ninth Planet, and Counting
June 1, 2006A Summer's Crossing Through the Asteroid Belt
May 1, 2006'Exploration at Its Greatest'
March 20, 2006Zero G and I Feel Fine
February 27, 2006Boulder and Baltimore
February 9, 2006Tom's Cruise
January 31, 2006Our Aim Is True
January 24, 2006On the Road at Last
January 20, 2006It Worked!
January 18, 2006First Things First
January 14, 2006We're in Flight Configuration
January 11, 2006It Takes A Team
January 9, 2006Free Bird
December 27, 2005Getting Closer
December 19, 2005New Horizons Meets Its Launch Vehicle
December 12, 2005Next Month, We Aim to Fly!
November 7, 2005Two More Moons, Two More Months, and Ten More Watts
October 1, 2005Changes in Latitude
September 5, 2005September Comes, Complete With Sister Worlds
August 1, 2005A Road Trip, from Earth to Pluto
June 29, 2005Pluto-Charon- Two for the Price of One
May 6, 2005New Horizons Indeed
April 5, 2005The PI's Perspective
March 2, 2005An Inside Look at New Horizons
February 2, 2005An Inside Look at New Horizons from Principal Investigator Alan Stern
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.
March 5, 2015Why Pluto?
February 24, 2015How Big Is Pluto's Atmosphere?
December 23, 2014Great Expectations
November 26, 2014Staring at the Sun
November 14, 2014Pluto's Exotic Chemistry
October 31, 2014Peering into Planetary Atmospheres
October 16, 2014Eyes on Pluto's Ices
October 9, 2014It's Just a Phase: Changes on Pluto's Surface
October 3, 2014How Big Is Pluto?
September 26, 2014Rings and Other Solar System Surprises
September 11, 2014Awaiting New Results on Pluto's Atmosphere
September 4, 2014Pluto's Complex Chemistry
August 28, 2014What Will It Mean to See Pluto?
August 22, 2014My Family Planet
August 14, 2014From Pinpoint of Light to a Geologic World
August 8, 2014Where Is Pluto?
July 31, 2014Discoveries and Mysteries
July 24, 2014Putting It All Together
July 11, 2014Annual Checkout Makes for Great Pluto Preparation
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