In 1996, veteran dog trainer Jean Donaldson picked a fight with Walt Disney. Donaldson begins her book Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs by explaining that people continue to buy into a made-up, Walt Disney version of dogs.
NASA's New Horizons team decide on their next target, a classical Kuiper Belt object that can be reached by January 2019, but the agency must still approve funds for this extended science mission
Early images from New Horizons' encounter with Pluto reveal an extraordinary surface of strange mountains and varying deposits of light and dark material
On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft finally reaches Pluto. But the encounter will be brief
When is a planet a planet? Always, whether it's a hecto-planet or a milli-planet
The Hubble space telescope could increase the chances of success for the New Horizons mission, which is currently nine tenths of the way to Pluto
After a ten year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission is still 420 million kilometers from the Pluto system – but that’s close enough to begin to see the orbital dance of an icy world and its major moon.
Early this morning, if all has gone well, the first golden age of interplanetary exploration will have come to a close
A recent article by Samuel Arbesman in the science magazine Nautilus discusses the extraordinary sounding possibility that – just perhaps – a search for extraterrestrial intelligence could be made by looking at our DNA.
A scramble is on to find an object in the outer solar system's Kuiper Belt in time for a close-up visit
The World of Dog revolves around humans. If youre a companion dog, who you socialize with, when you frolic in the park, and whether or not you procreate are often determined by someone with two legs.
Latest New Horizons images of Pluto are the mission's highest-resolution captures
A simulation of Sputnik Planum's formation supports the idea of a deep, salty ocean
Join me for some icy-sweet geology in the outer solar system, and learn why New Horizons is a great way to spend just under a stadium's worth of money
For the first time two spacecraft will soon make up-close studies of objects from the solar system’s Kuiper Belt, a mysterious region beyond Neptune’s orbit.
Although we've only just begun to see the scientific return from NASA's New Horizons mission and its close encounter with the Pluto–Charon system, this has been an unexpectedly profound human endeavor
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is returning some fabulous geology from tiny Pluto. Come explore!
Guess what these images are and earn your stripes as a cosmic sightseer
Pluto's small moons are revealed in the latest image data and analysis from New Horizons' historic encounter—these may be the best view humanity ever gets of these distant objects