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Reaching Beyond the Edge of Our Solar System

March 11, 2019

In the early hours of January 1st 2019, as people all around the world were celebrating the new year, a small spacecraft named New Horizons was making history at the edge of our Solar System. It...Read More

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Pluto Dwarfs Tombaugh

September 18, 2018

Are you familiar with the names Giuseppe Piazzi, Heinrich Olbers* and Karl Harding? These eminent astronomers discovered the four largest celestial bodies immediately beyond Mars between 1801 and...Read More

Meet New Horizons

Meet New Horizons

June 29, 2015

Approved in 2001 and launched in 2006, New Horizons is a NASA space probe sent to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Costing $650 million (USD) over 15 years, only 25 cents per person in the US...Read More

The Pluto Problem

The Pluto Problem

June 24, 2015

Pluto has certainly had its share of media attention in the past, and the spotlight is set to shine in its direction again as NASA’s New Horizon probe nears the dwarf planet. Discovered in...Read More