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New Horizons Mission to Pluto

New Horizons is a spacecraft goaled to fly past Pluto in the summer of 2015. When it arrives, New Horizons will map the surfaces of Pluto and its biggest moon, Charon. And it may scan two additional moons that appear to be showing up in recent images from Hubble Space Telescope.

Resources

Pluto February 19, 2016

Radio Programs

Pluto Stamps A stamp of approval for a space mission May 27, 2016

Calling Cards Calling cards from planet Earth May 26, 2016

New Pluto A new view of a distant world December 22, 2015

New Horizons II Getting to know a new world July 9, 2015

New Horizons Transforming a distant world July 8, 2015

Pluto A famous but poorly understood world July 6, 2015

The Next Phase 99 days to Pluto April 5, 2015

First Glimpse Ready for a first look at Pluto January 8, 2015

Moon and Jupiter Closing in on two dwarf planets January 6, 2015

Featured Images

Global view of Charon, Pluto's largest moon

Red Roof Moon October 2, 2015

Backlit view of Pluto landscape from New Horizons

Hazy Skies September 22, 2015

New Horizons view of young mountains on Pluto

Ice Mountains July 15, 2015

July 12 views of Charon and Pluto from New Horizons

Hours Away July 13, 2015

July 8 view of Charon, Pluto from New Horizons

Dynamic Duo July 10, 2015

Artist's concept of New Horizons passing by Pluto

First Encounter July 9, 2015

New Horizons view of Pluto and Charon, July 1, 2015

Best Shot July 7, 2015

Diagram shows the location of the Kuiper Belt

Icy Realm July 6, 2015