Collaborative effort between astronomers around the world (both professional and amateur) to identify all of NGC and IC objects, building on the original notes with contemporary astronomers contributions. It collects images and gather data for the objects - classifications, positions, distances, diameters, colors, position angles, magnitudes, etc.
NASA and the science team behind the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond have settled on the popular choice for the spacecraft’s next flyby: It’s 2014 MU69, an icy object a billion miles beyond Pluto that’s thought to be less than 30 miles (45 kilometers) wide. (...)Read the rest of NASA and New Horizons team […]
The New Horizons team has selected an object named 2014 MU69, which lies roughly 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, as the next target for up-close study by the spacecraft, NASA announced today (Aug. 28).
Space weather events that have been building over the last week continued to affect Earth early this morning (Aug. 28), increasing the possibility of enhanced aurora sightings near the North and South poles.
Stuart Robbins helped plan the New Horizons' mission as a post-doc student at the Southwest Research Institute. He "strived from realism" when he plotted the Pluto system with his 3D software and "attached a camera" to the trajectory data.
If NASA reviewers concur, the ex-Pluto probe will begin 4 maneuvers in late October/early November 2015 to be directed to the icy object 2014 MU69. New Horizon's principal investigator believes it’s the kind of ancient (Kuiper Belt Object) NASA want