The spacecraft made historic flybys of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule, but there is still more to offer
New Horizons Update: Astronomers are starting to understand Ultima Thule’s secrets
The Kuiper Belt object has been critically analysed since its flyby at the beginning of 2019, and astronomers are slowly understanding its nature
Heroes of Space: Gerard Kuiper
This determined astronomer changed our understanding of the Solar System
Heroes of Space: Clyde Tombaugh
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
New Horizons has already spotted something peculiar about Ultima Thule
The lack of a light curve when examining Ultima Thule has already caused a mystery before the target’s flyby
Could there be an orbiter at Pluto in the near future?
Scientists and engineers are seriously discussing the possibility of sending an orbiter to Pluto and beyond into the Kuiper Belt
Ancient stellar flyby reshaped the outer Solar System
Researchers have theorised that a primordial stellar intruder not only stole material from our Solar System, but mixed up the orbits of Kuiper Belt objects
Exiled asteroid found in the Kuiper Belt
Astronomers confirm the existence of the first carbon-rich lump of space rock in the outer reaches of the Solar System
New Horizons Update: Spacecraft’s new target could be a ‘double Kuiper Belt Object’
The next flyby target for the NASA mission could actually be two targets
Hubble spies moon around third largest dwarf planet
The pair reside in the frigid outskirts of our Solar System called the Kuiper Belt
Giant Jupiter-like world reveals clues on how planets evolve
Astrophysicists have got a rare peek at a baby planetary system 300 light years away
Hubble sees Comet Halley’s big brother being shredded by white dwarf
For the first time, a massive, comet-like object that has been seen being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a ‘dead star’
Astronomers investigate possibility of exotic life in Pluto’s oceans
The dwarf planet raises the question of whether some truly novel life forms could exist on such a frigid world
Astronomers provide more evidence for a ninth planet in the Solar System
The search for an unseen world far, far beyond Neptune’s orbit has become clearer
High-speed instrument to hunt for Kuiper Belt objects
Astronomers are busy tinkering with a high-tech instrument that could discover a variety of objects both far from Earth and closer to home
Five things you didn’t know about NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
Check out these five amazing facts about the Pluto-bound mission
How big is a dwarf planet?
Measuring the size of these pint-sized worlds is more complicated than it seems…
Does Planet X exist?
Could another planet exist in the Kuiper Belt? The jury is still out…
What is the Oort cloud?
What is the is region of space at the edge of the Solar System?