Kuiper


New Horizons Spacecraft Makes First Detection of its Kuiper Belt Target

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes First Detection of its Kuiper Belt Target

The first detection will refine the spacecraft's course toward distant Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule....

Aug 29 2018, 5:22am CDT

New Horizons Prepares for Final Set of Stellar Occultation Ahead of Distant Kuiper Belt Object Flyby

New Horizons Prepares for Final Stellar Occultation Ahead of Distant Kuiper Belt Object Flyby

The final occultation observations of Ultima Thule are scheduled for Aug. 4 in Senegal and Colombia...

Aug 3 2018, 7:14pm CDT

New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

New Horizons Spacecraft is on its Way to Historic Kuiper Belt Flyby

A long break ended for NASA’s New Horizons on June 4. The spacecraft is now preparing for the farthest planetary encounter in h...

Jun 7 2018, 10:58pm CDT

NASA Sets New Horizons Probe to Visit 2014 MU69 After Pluto in the Kuiper Belt

NASA Sets New Horizons Probe to Visit 2014 MU69 After Pluto in the Kuiper Belt

NASA extends New Horizons mission. Now the Pluto probe is set to fly by one more heavenly body in the Kuiper Belt by 2019. This...

Jul 5 2016, 5:57am CDT

A Dark Moon Orbiting Makemake Discovered in the Kuiper Belt

A Dark Moon Orbiting Makemake Discovered in the Kuiper Belt

A discovery has been made regarding a moon which is currently orbiting Makemake in the Kuiper Belt. Dr. Alex Parker of the Sout...

Jun 29 2016, 6:17am CDT