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Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley)
NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 22:30
Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley)
New Horizons data reveals diverse features on Pluto's surface and an atmosphere dominated by nitrogen gas. However, Pluto's small mass allows hundreds of tons of atmospheric nitrogen to escape into space each hour.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 18:00
Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley)
Blog post from researcher Kelsi Singer examines the sources of Pluto's nitrogen.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 17:00
Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley)
Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 20:00