NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

Space 12/31/18, 10:53

A tiny, icy world a billion miles beyond Pluto is getting a New Year's Day visitor. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to fly past a mysterious object nicknamed Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday. It will become the most distant world ever explored by humankind. The flyby comes 3½ years ...

Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world

Science 12/27/18, 12:03

The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the scrawny, icy object nicknamed Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) soon after the stroke of midnight.Ultima Thule will be the farthest world ...

NASA’s Pluto explorer adjusts course as next icy world looms

Florida 10/04/18, 12:03

The NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto has adjusted course as its next target looms.New Horizons fired its thrusters late Wednesday way out in our solar system's so-called Kuiper (KIE-per) Belt, or Twilight Zone. That puts the spacecraft on track for a New Year's Day flyby of a teeny, frigid world ...

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