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NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'
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NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'

The spacecraft has observed how Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359 appear in different positions than when observed from Earth than deep space.

Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe
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Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe

We saw the first black hole photo, many moon landings, the most distant asteroid ever imaged beyond Pluto among other spectacular wonders.

Space Week 2019: Asteroids, exploration, moon landings and more make this the year of space; Part I
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Space Week 2019: Asteroids, exploration, moon landings and more make this the year of space; Part I

The sheer volume and range of mission in 2019 (till date) have been mighty exciting, setting the bar high for future ventures.

NASA New Horizons spacecraft beams back its sharpest views of Ultima Thule
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NASA New Horizons spacecraft beams back its sharpest views of Ultima Thule

The images of Ultima Thule — taken just 6.5 minutes before its closest approach on 1 January, 2019.

NASA's faraway space snowman Ultima Thule has a flat, not round, behind
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NASA's faraway space snowman Ultima Thule has a flat, not round, behind

The finding may spark new theories on how such primitive objects formed early in the solar system.

Light, camera, tumble! NASA releases film of space snowman captured by New Horizons
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Light, camera, tumble! NASA releases film of space snowman captured by New Horizons

The small, icy rock is seen spinning like a propeller on its centre – like a tumbling snowman!

NASA New Horizons probe treks further on new hunt for moons after New Year flyby
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NASA New Horizons probe treks further on new hunt for moons after New Year flyby

Since its 2006 launch, the mission has studies Pluto, its five moons & hundreds of Kuiper Belt objects.

NASA New Horizons beams back 'snowman' visuals of Ultima Thule from New Years flyby
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NASA New Horizons beams back 'snowman' visuals of Ultima Thule from New Years flyby

The images show that Ultima Thule has a similar shape to a bowling pin, spinning end-over-end.

NASA's New Horizons to fly into the New Year studying a distant rock beyond Pluto
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NASA's New Horizons to fly into the New Year studying a distant rock beyond Pluto

New Horizons will fly-by of the farthest object ever studied by a spacecraft on New Years Day.

NASA's New Horizons to do historic New Years' flyby of farthest ever object studied
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NASA's New Horizons to do historic New Years' flyby of farthest ever object studied

Plutonium-powered New Horizons was launched in 2006 and is a days away from flying by Ultima Thule.

NASA's Ralph to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in 2021 aboard spacecraft Lucy
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NASA's Ralph to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in 2021 aboard spacecraft Lucy

Ralph has made many discoveries since it first launched aboard the New Horizons spacecraft in 2006.

NASA's Voyager 2 probe could be finally be entering interstellar space
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe could be finally be entering interstellar space

Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 probes are no longer functioning, but will eventually travel into interstellar space.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sets new record by capturing the farthest image from Earth by a spacecraft
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sets new record by capturing the farthest image from Earth by a spacecraft

The new images released by NASA on Thursday were captured by New Horizons when the spacecraft was more than 6.12 billion km away.

The next target of NASA's New Horizons mission, a Kuiper Belt Object named 2014 MU69 may have a tiny moon
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The next target of NASA's New Horizons mission, a Kuiper Belt Object named 2014 MU69 may have a tiny moon

Scientists were already excited to learn earlier this year that MU69 might be either peanut-shaped or even two objects orbiting one another.

Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles
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Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles

The result is an atmospheric temperature of about minus 203 degrees Celsius, instead of the predicted minus 173 degrees Celsius.

You can now help give a new nickname to the next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission, 2014 MU69
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You can now help give a new nickname to the next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission, 2014 MU69

The object has a rather mundane name, 2014 MU69 and NASA is asking for help in coming up with a more exciting name for the object.

NASA researchers figure out the mystery behind the bladed terrain on Pluto
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NASA researchers figure out the mystery behind the bladed terrain on Pluto

The jagged geological ridges are found at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface, near its equator, and can soar many hundreds of feet into the sky.

Pluto's more prominent surface features get official names honouring yesteryear's pioneers
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Pluto's more prominent surface features get official names honouring yesteryear's pioneers

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGSPN) has officially named some of the more prominent surface features on the planet.

The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft could actually be two icy bodies
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The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft could actually be two icy bodies

New data gathered on the target of the flyby suggest it could well be two bodies that are close together or even touching.

NASA's New Horizons team observes 2014 MU69, a Kuiper belt object in the outer solar system
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NASA's New Horizons team observes 2014 MU69, a Kuiper belt object in the outer solar system

The observations will help scientists better understand the size, shape, orbit and environment around 2014 MU69.