NASA is sending a probe to explore a strange object a billion miles beyond Pluto - Business Insider Australia

Even as the Juno mission made history by successfully coming into orbit around Jupiter, NASA had its eyes on other ways to push the boundaries of our knowledge about the universe around us. The agency has approved a proposal from the New Horizons ...

New Horizons extended mission approved; Sputnik Planum nitrogen ice shows intricate patterns - SpaceFlight Insider

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Pluto-like object in the distant Kuiper Belt. Image Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI/Alex Parker. NASA has officially given the green light to the mission extension of their New Horizons ...

NASA's New Horizons to Explore More Kuiper Belt Objects Beyond Pluto - Nature World News

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft received a green light to perform another flyby to an object within the Kuiper belt. Its next target is an icy body that orbits the Sun one billion miles farther than Pluto. (Photo : Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images ...

New Horizons Gets Green Light To Explore A World Beyond Pluto - Popular Science

New Horizon's trajectory from Earth to Pluto and the mysterious 2014 MU69. The object is about a billion miles away from Pluto. New Horizons, the craft that showed us Pluto up close for the first time, just received NASA approval to forge ahead to an ...

NASA's New Horizons probe to visit mysterious object in outer solar system - Washington Post

It's official: NASA has extended the New Horizons mission. The spacecraft — which served its original purpose beautifully during last year's historic flyby of the Pluto system — has been hurtling toward parts-less-known for months. In October of 2015 ...

NASA approves new far-flung destination for Pluto space probe - New Scientist

Onwards and outwards. Following its spectacular fly-by of Pluto last July, the New Horizons spacecraft is now officially headed for one final job before its fuel runs out. NASA this week formally approved an extension of the mission to visit 2014 MU69 ...

New Horizons Given the Green Light for another Kuiper Belt Flyby - Council Chronicle

Ring of cosmic debris around star Vega NASA said Friday that it would extend New Horizons mission, which made history in 2015 with the humanity's first-ever flyby of dwarf planet Pluto, deeper into the Kuiper Belt. New Horizons probe is now on the ...

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet - Times of India

PASADENA, Calif: Braving intense radiation, a. BACKGROUND X. Nasa's New Horizons mission to travel deeper into space. Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft's planned rendezvous with the object located deeper in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69, ...

NASA extends New Horizons mission - Cosmos

The spacecraft that opened up the mysteries of Pluto is now on course to rendezvous with a mysterious and ancient Kuiper Belt object. Bill Condie reports. Share. Tweet. An artist's impression of a Kuiper Belt object (KBO), located on the outer rim of ...

NASA Pluto Probe New Horizons To Fly By Another Object In The Kuiper Belt - Tech Times

2014 MU69 is believed to be one of the first building blocks of the Solar System and may shed light on planetary accretion. NASA's New Horizons is set to visit this icy Kuiper belt object by 2019. ( Alex Parker ). Advertisement. The New Horizons probe ...

New Horizons visit to mysterious Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 approved - CBC.ca

New Horizons, the first-ever spacecraft to get a close look at Pluto has been given the go-ahead to explore another object never before visited by a human space probe. However, Dawn, the spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres will stay put rather ...

NASA Officially Extends New Horizons Mission - Sci-News.com

NASA's New Horizons robotic probe has received the green light to fly onward to the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Artist's impression of New Horizons encountering a massive object in the distant Kuiper Belt. Image credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins ...

What New Horizons Will See When It Reaches 2014 MU69 - News Ledge

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft stunned the world in 2015 when it beamed back the first high-resolution images of Pluto's surface. The planet most of us thought was just an icy rock towards the edge of our solar system turned out to be so much more.

NASA gives New Horizons approval to explore deeper into space - Digital Trends

A year ago this month, NASA's New Horizons became the first spacecraft to complete a flyby of Pluto. The spacecraft beamed back images of deep craters, mountain ranges, and icy plains on the dwarf planet, but the rendezvous was brief. New Horizons was ...

NASA Extends New Horizons Mission To Kuiper Belt After Pluto Flyby - International Business Times

Some spacecraft are like gifts that keep on giving, and NASA's New Horizons, having made flybys of Jupiter in 2007 and Pluto in 2015, is already one such. And to prove the point some more, NASA approved over the weekend to extend its mission to go ...

After Pluto, New Horizons Set to Meet Deeper Space Object - NDTV

After its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, Nasa's New Horizons mission has received the green light to fly onward to an object deeper in the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft's planned rendezvous with the ancient object named 2014 MU69 - considered one of ...

Pluto probe's extended mission approved, but new Dawn destination denied - Spaceflight Now

Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft's encounter with a Kuiper Belt object. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI/Alex Parker. NASA managers formally approved the New Horizons mission another speedy encounter with an object at the frontier of the solar ...

NASA Extends Nine Spacecraft Missions, Including the Rusty Dawn - Popular Mechanics

NASA has decided to extend the missions of nine of their spacecraft. These included New Horizons, which has already made it past its original target, Pluto, and is now headed to MU69, an icy object near Neptune. Another less expected extension is of ...

NASA space probe to lift the veil on Jupiter - Daily News & Analysis

The spacecraft's planned rendezvous with the object located deeper in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69, is January 1, 2019. NASA's Juno spacecraft hurtled closer toward Jupiter on Friday headed for a July 4 leap into polar orbit around the solar ...

NASA's New Horizons mission travels further into space - Daily News & Analysis

NASA's New Horizon will travel beyond Pluto to an ancient object considered to be one of the early building blocks of the solar system. Following its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, NASA's New Horizons mission will fly deeper into space towards an ...