March 9, 2017

The Three Discoveries of Pan

This morning, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft obtained the first closeup images of Saturn’s innermost moon, Pan. The images show a peculiar body shaped like a “flying saucer”. […]
October 22, 2015

Our Predictions about Pluto: Getting it Right/Getting it Wrong

Back in June, my research colleage Doug Hamilton and I put out a paper in Nature magazine about the four small moons of Pluto. The timing […]
September 3, 2015

The Slumbering Dwarf Awakens: Pluto is about to come back into the limelight

After the busiest July of our lives, the New Horizons team members have finally caught up on sleep. A few of us have even had a […]
June 3, 2015

Telling Pluto’s Story, One Fragment at a Time

When you begin a new research project, you usually have expectations about where it will lead. Most projects take you or less to the expected destination. […]
April 1, 2015

New Explorers on the OurPluto Ballot, April 2

We have added three new historic explorers to the OurPluto ballot today. Keep those great ideas coming in! I have been learning so much. Several people […]
March 29, 2015

More Nominations for OurPluto

We continue to receive a fascinating collection of nominees for the OurPluto campaign. Here are a few that we recently added to the ballot. Several wrote […]
March 26, 2015

OurPluto Campaign, Day 6

The OurPluto naming campaign has been an exhilarating experience for me so far. The amount of thought that our site visitors have been putting into their nominations […]
March 19, 2015
Pluto and Charon, before and after

The Mapping of Pluto Begins Today

Pluto is just 3.5 pixels across in the latest images from the New Horizons spacecraft. That’s nine square pixels. You can’t do much with nine pixels. […]
August 1, 2013

Thanks, Anna!