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What surprises are beyond the horizon for NASA’s spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon? What surprises are beyond the horizon for NASA’s spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon? NASA

New Horizons: Pluto’s latest moon sets the stage for NASA’s mission

Last week, scientists using one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Cameras announced the discovery of a small moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto - the fifth satellite discovered in orbit around…
The James Webb Space Telescope will search for stars in the dawning universe. The James Webb Space Telescope will search for stars in the dawning universe. BOBXNC

Hubble, Webb and the search for First Light galaxies

When the Obama administration announced its proposed NASA budget in February, astronomers worldwide breathed a sigh of relief. Despite significant cuts in other areas, funding for the James Webb Space…
Has NASA’s 30-year space experiment been worth it? Has NASA’s 30-year space experiment been worth it? EPA/NASA TV

The final countdown: bidding farewell to the Space Shuttle program

All going well, the final Space Shuttle mission will be launched from the Kennedy Space Centre early on Saturday morning (AEST). This flight, being made by the Space Shuttle Atlantis, will be the 135th…

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Fourth Pluto moon found

A fourth moon has been discovered in the orbit of the dwarf planet Pluto by researchers at a leading space science centre…