That subsurface ocean scientists think the dwarf has? It may have formed 'early', claims paper
22 Jun 2020
SpaceX's next Starlink volley remains stuck on Earth to glee of astronomers everywhere
RoundupPlus: Did NASA just accidentally give the game away?
17 Feb 2020
'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'
Special reportThe Reg talks to Carolyn Porco, Garry Hunt, Alan Stern about the picture that almost wasn't
14 Feb 2020
When two become one: 200 boffins contribute to first Ultima Thule paper
RoundupChina adds to Beidou constellation while India preps radar-imaging satellite
20 May 2019
Thought you'd seen everything there is to Ultima Thule? Check this out: IN STEREO!
3D glasses required... or you can try squinting at the screen
08 Mar 2019
Crispest image yet of Ultima Thule arrives on Earth, but grab a coffee while the rest downloads
At up to 2,003bps, it'll be 2021 before we get all the data
25 Jan 2019
A Delta IV Heavy heads for space at last while New Horizons' fumes OK for 'future missions'
RoundupAlso: Is that an aerospike in your pocket or are bells more your thing?
22 Jan 2019
New Horizons snaps finish buffering: Ultima Thule actually two dust bunnies that got snuggly 4.5 billion years ago
We were wrong about the chicken drumstick, OK?
03 Jan 2019
New Horizons probe reveals Ultima Thule is huge, spinning... chicken drumstick?
We'll have a better idea when fresh 2014 MU69 snaps look less like Minecraft
02 Jan 2019
New Horizons eyeballs Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule, its next flyby goal
Pic'Pale Blue Dot' snaps pale in comparison to most distant pics ever taken
30 Aug 2018
The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf
Pluto's not just a cold distant ball – it may have been geologically active early on
31 May 2018
New Horizons probe awakens to receive software upgrade
Kuiper-belt-bound craft needs a few weeks of tweaks to prepare for Space Duck 2.0
14 Sep 2017
Close Encounters of the Kuiper Belt kind: New Horizons to come within just 3,500km of MU69
Probe skipped past Pluto by 12,500km, so this rock needs to prepare for its close-up
07 Sep 2017
Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination
Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 could be two rocks for the price of one
04 Aug 2017
NASA flies plane through Earthly shadow of Kuiper Belt object
2014 MU69 is New Horizons' next stop and this is a way to get an early look
12 Jul 2017
How's that for a remote login? NASA puts New Horizons probe to sleep 3.5 billion miles away
PicNap time for spacecraft as it heads out to ice-rock belt
11 Apr 2017
Pluto has massive underground oceans, say astro-boffins
Icy heart thought to cover subterranean super-slushie
18 Nov 2016
Pluto's emitting X-rays, and NASA doesn't quite know how
The best words in science: 'That's odd'
20 Sep 2016