Pluto News


Mission Press Releases

  • Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto's dunes
    University of Plymouth - Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 1:20:58 AM PDT

  • New Horizons data reveals dunes made of methane on Pluto
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 1:18:03 AM PDT

  • SwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Posted on: 5/23/2018 3:38:34 PM PDT

  • New Horizons Chooses Nickname for 'Ultimate' Flyby Target
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Posted on: 3/13/2018 3:06:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Extends Campaign to Nickname New Horizons' Next Target
    Johns Hopkins University APL New Horizons Mission - Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Posted on: 12/1/2017 2:17:25 AM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Great Expectations: Plans and Predictions for New Horizons Encounter with Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 ('Ultima Thule')
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 7, 2018
    Posted on: 8/8/2018 1:03:28 AM PDT

  • New Horizons Team Reports Initial Success in Observing Ultima Thule
    Johns Hopkins University APL New Horizons Mission - August 4, 2018
    Posted on: 8/4/2018 2:34:26 PM PDT

  • New Horizons Team Prepares for Stellar Occultation Ahead of Ultima Thule Flyby
    Johns Hopkins University APL New Horizons Mission - August 2, 2018
    Posted on: 8/2/2018 2:44:38 PM PDT

  • The New Horizons Kuiper Belt Extended Mission
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 25, 2018
    Posted on: 6/25/2018 1:35:32 PM PDT

  • Primordial N2 provides a cosmochemical explanation for the existence of Sputnik Planitia Pluto
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2018
    Posted on: 5/25/2018 1:14:28 PM PDT

  • Discovery and Dynamical Analysis of an Extreme Trans-Neptunian Object with a High Orbital Inclination
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 16, 2018
    Posted on: 5/16/2018 8:37:14 PM PDT

  • The Plutino population: An Abundance of contact binaries
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 25, 2018
    Posted on: 4/26/2018 12:26:34 AM PDT

  • The nitrogen cycles on Pluto over seasonal and astronomical timescales
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/10/2018 1:12:49 AM PDT

  • On the Early In Situ Formation of Pluto's Small Satellites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2018
    Posted on: 3/16/2018 1:57:43 AM PDT

  • The Pluto System After New Horizons
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 17, 2017
    Posted on: 12/18/2017 3:29:55 AM PDT

  • A 3pi Search for Planet Nine at 3.4 microns with WISE and NEOWISE
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 14, 2017
    Posted on: 12/15/2017 3:33:28 AM PDT

  • 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