Pluto News


Mission Press Releases

  • Pluto Features Given First Official Names
    International Astronomical Union - Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Posted on: 9/7/2017 2:21:51 PM PDT

  • NASA's New Horizons Mission Honors Memory of Engineer Lisa Hardaway
    Johns Hopkins University APL New Horizons Mission - Monday, June 26, 2017
    Posted on: 6/27/2017 12:40:56 AM PDT

  • First Step in Official Naming of Surface Features on Pluto and Its Moons
    International Astronomical Union - Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Posted on: 2/23/2017 3:21:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Posted on: 1/17/2017 7:17:34 PM PDT

  • Lowell Observatory to Renovate Pluto Discovery Telescope
    Lowell Observatory - Thursday, January 5, 2017
    Posted on: 1/5/2017 9:46:08 PM PDT

  • Pluto Follows Its Cold, Cold Heart
    University of Arizona - Monday, November 21, 2016
    Posted on: 11/21/2016 3:20:30 PM PDT

  • More Evidence for 9th Planet Roaming Solar System's Outer Fringes
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    Posted on: 10/19/2016 7:33:57 PM PDT

  • Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Likely Exists Today
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:56:25 PM PDT

  • Planet 9 Takes Shape
    University of Bern - Thursday, April 7, 2016
    Posted on: 4/7/2016 2:25:57 PM PDT

  • CU-Boulder student-built dust counter got few 'hits' on Pluto flyby
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, March 17, 2016
    Posted on: 3/17/2016 11:23:16 PM PDT

  • Five papers provide new data from flyby of Pluto
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, March 17, 2016
    Posted on: 3/17/2016 11:19:13 PM PDT

  • Ammonia-Water Slurry May Swirl Below Pluto's Icy Surface
    Purdue University - Monday, November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 10:18:48 PM PDT

  • Pluto's Moons Spinning Wildly
    SETI Institute - Monday, November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 10:16:58 PM PDT

  • Three months after flyby, New Horizons team publishes first research paper
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Posted on: 10/15/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT

  • New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target
    NASA HQ - Friday, August 28, 2015
    Posted on: 8/28/2015 8:42:53 PM PDT

  • Kavli: Live Google Hangout on New Horizons Mission to Pluto 26 August
    Kavli Foundation - Friday, August 21, 2015
    Posted on: 8/21/2015 5:35:43 PM PDT

  • SwRI scientists study nitrogen provision for Pluto‚Äôs atmosphere
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Posted on: 8/11/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT

  • Scientists Advocate for Planetary Funding in Wake of #PlutoFlyby
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Posted on: 7/28/2015 8:22:31 PM PDT

  • Committee Discusses New Accomplishments in the Exploration of the Solar System
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Posted on: 7/28/2015 8:20:28 PM PDT

  • Opening Statement by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson - Pluto Flyby Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    Posted on: 7/28/2015 8:18:51 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • A Search for Temporal Changes on Pluto and Charon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:38:58 PM PDT

  • Circularizing Planet Nine through dynamical friction with an extended, cold planetesimal belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 23, 2017
    Posted on: 10/24/2017 12:49:12 AM PDT

  • New Horizons and Hubble Space Telescope Search For Rings, Dust, and Debris in the Pluto-Charon System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 25, 2017
    Posted on: 9/26/2017 1:31:47 AM PDT

  • Penitentes as the origin of the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa, Pluto
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 3, 2017
    Posted on: 8/3/2017 1:59:50 PM PDT

  • Non-resonant secular dynamics of trans-Neptunian objects perturbed by a distant super-Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 6, 2017
    Posted on: 7/6/2017 8:36:50 PM PDT

  • Evaluating the Dynamical Stability of Outer Solar System Objects in the Presence of Planet Nine
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 21, 2017
    Posted on: 6/22/2017 12:40:47 AM PDT

  • Striking Biases in the detection of large semimajor axis Trans-Neptunian Objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 19, 2017
    Posted on: 6/19/2017 2:20:42 PM PDT

  • New Horizons Upper Limits on O2 in Pluto's Present Day Atmosphere
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 15, 2017
    Posted on: 6/15/2017 3:57:30 PM PDT

  • Evidence for Possible Clouds in Pluto's Present Day Atmosphere
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 13, 2017
    Posted on: 6/13/2017 4:05:29 PM PDT

  • The First Brown Dwarf Discovered by the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 Citizen Science Project
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 9, 2017
    Posted on: 5/9/2017 12:10:58 PM PDT

  • Structure and Composition of Pluto's atmosphere from the New Horizons Solar Ultraviolet Occultation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2017
    Posted on: 4/7/2017 12:01:48 AM PDT

  • 3D modeling of organic haze in Pluto's atmosphere
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:41:49 PM PDT

  • New Horizons Refines Course for Next Flyby
    NASA HQ - February 1, 2017
    Posted on: 2/1/2017 7:21:56 PM PDT

  • Searching for Planet Nine with Coadded WISE and NEOWISE-Reactivation Images
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 2, 2016
    Posted on: 11/2/2016 6:13:25 PM PDT

  • The Puzzling Detection of X-rays From Pluto by Chandra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 26, 2016
    Posted on: 10/26/2016 4:27:16 PM PDT

  • Generation of Highly Inclined Trans-Neptunian Objects by Planet Nine
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 18, 2016
    Posted on: 10/18/2016 1:30:04 PM PDT

  • The Short Rotation Period of Hi'iaka, Haumea's Largest Satellite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:17:08 PM PDT

  • Consequences of a Distant Massive Planet on the Large Semi-major Axis Trans-Neptunian Objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:16:17 PM PDT

  • Constraints on the Microphysics of Pluto's Photochemical Haze from New Horizons Observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 7, 2016
    Posted on: 10/7/2016 2:37:24 PM PDT

  • Detection of CO and HCN in Pluto's atmosphere with ALMA
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 16, 2016
    Posted on: 6/16/2016 11:33:18 AM PDT