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Learn about the composition and orbit of comets, as well as the history of their discovery, famous comets and space missions to analyze them.
NASA has released new visualisations of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon to commemorate the first-ever up close exploration of the distant worlds.
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New Horizons is about to reach some very rarefied space, but don't expect the NASA probe to rest on its considerable laurels.
Fifteen years after launching and six years after becoming the first probe to fly by Pluto, NASA's New Horizons is reaching 50 AU, a marker that has been passed only by four other spacecraft.
Alan Stern, who leads NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond, has been selected to fly aboard SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's six-passenger suborbital space plane.
Get ready to see the Red Planet up close this week: , offering the closest view of the planet until 2035.
New Horizons' historic flyby of the KBO 2014 MU69, also known as Arrokoth, has revealed incredible insights about the birth of the solar system.