Juno team planning close flybys of Jupiter’s moons
Five years after New Horizons flyby, scientists assess next mission to Pluto
Discoveries at solar system’s distant frontier shed light on how planets form
NASA’s Juno spacecraft sees moon’s otherworldly shadow on Jupiter
NASA selects missions to observe the sun and its impact on Earth
New Horizons finds Ultima Thule has an unexpected, flattened shape
SpaceX files protest of NASA’s Lucy launch contract awarded to ULA
ULA wins contract to launch NASA’s Lucy mission to visit unexplored asteroids
NASA has selected United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket to dispatch the Lucy spacecraft on a mission from Cape Canaveral in October 2021 to fly by seven unexplored asteroids, including six objects locked in orbits leading and trailing Jupiter, where scientists expect swarms of miniature worlds could hold clues about the formation of the solar system.
Ultima Thule revealed in new detail with fresh flyby image
A new image captured minutes before NASA’s New Horizons probe zipped by a rocky object in the Kuiper Belt on New Year’s Day shows the dual-lobed world — nicknamed Ultima Thule — is covered with intriguing fractures and a large crater-like depression that could provide clues about the early history of the solar system.