Latest Discoveries About Pluto, the Dwarf Planet
Pluto, originally considered the ninth planet, was recently classified as a dwarf planet and is the least massive planet in the solar system.
A NASA spacecraft destined for the planet Pluto must wait one more day after high winds prevented a Tuesday launch attempt from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The first spacecraft ever aimed at the planet Pluto is hours away from launching into space on a nine-year mission to the distant, icy world.
NASA’s first spacecraft aimed at the edge of our solar system is ready for its more than nine-year trek to the planet Pluto and beyond, mission managers said Sunday.
CAPE CANAVERAL - About three dozen people assembled at the spaceport Saturday to protest this month's planned launch of a plutonium-powered space probe bound for Pluto.
The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space of Brunswick, Maine has called for a demonstration at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Jan. 7 to protest the launch of NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission.
A new study provides the best estimate to date of the diameter and heft of Pluto’s moon Charon and suggests the satellite likely has no atmosphere.
Earth-bound astronomers taking Pluto's temperature from nearly three billion miles away have confirmed suspicions that the planet is colder than it should be. It's thought that the planet’s lower temperature is the result of interactions between its icy s
There is plenty to see, and SPACE.com provides an overview of the planets for the coming year.
It is the first ever flight to Pluto and the first planetary flyby in decades, but for its lead scientist and one Englishwoman NASA’s New Horizon mission will mark a milestone for space exploration.
The launch of NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft is being delayed so engineers can perform precautionary boroscope inspections of the Atlas 5 rocket's first stage fuel tank.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is being readied for a January liftoff to the outer reaches of the solar system. It will be humanity's first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt—a vast and distant repository of the solar system's leftover building material
BOULDER, Colorado – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is nearing a liftoff into the unknown. This first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt—a distant district of ancient, icy, rocky objects on the solar system’s outer banks—is assured to transmit back to Ea
Lockheed Martin technicians are replacing one of the solid-fuel boosters attached to the Atlas 5 rocket that will launch NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto because of damage the motor sustained during Hurricane Wilma.
Two small moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto, bringing the planet's retinue of known satellites to three and leaving scientist to wonder how it could be.
CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA's multibillion dollar space shuttle fleet, twin launch pads and other facilities Kennedy Space Center appear to have survived Hurricane Wilma without suffering major damage, officials said Monday.
NASA’s Florida spaceport stood all but empty Monday, with only an emergency crew watching over space shuttles and planetary probes while winds from Hurricane Wilma howled outside.
A spacecraft bound for Pluto has arrived at NASA’s Florida spaceport, bringing it one step closer in its journey toward the distant world.
Engineers have completed a set of key shake and bake tests in readying NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft – critical steps to show that the craft is on track for launch in January of next year.