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Q&A with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern
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New Horizons To Resume Science Operations by July 7
SpaceGeeks Ep. 2: There Is No ‘Dwarf Planetary Science’
New Horizons Probe is Ready for its Pluto Close-up

Editorial: New Lesson Plans

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While the demotion of Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet" makes perfect sense to some scientists and outrages others, it also provides teachers around the world a wonderful opportunity to engage students in lively discussions that will expose them to astronomy, scientific debate and the very strange nature of the outer solar system.

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NASA Eyes New Nuclear Generator for Outer Planet Missions

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NASA wants to put the outer planets within reach of budget-constrained space missions by making available a new type of radioisotope power system capable of cranking out abundant, long-lasting electrical power at a fraction of the cost of today's plutonium-fueled spacecraft batteries.

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For Pluto-Bound Probe, Jupiter Flyby Promises Early Science Harvest

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A NASA probe traveling to Pluto will hit the accelerator in February when it flies past the planetary giant Jupiter.

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Newly Found Pluto Moons Named

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The International Astronomical Union has officially christened Pluto's two newest satellites Nix and Hydra.

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New Discoveries Await Out on the Horizon

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is being readied for a January liftoff to the outer reaches of the solar system. It will be humanity's first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt — a vast and distant repository of the solar system's leftover building materials — and is expected to reap rich scientific rewards.

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Payloads Grounded Indefinitely as Boeing Strike Drags On

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A strike by Boeing machinists that began Nov. 2 has forced one U.S. government launch to be scrapped until early next year, put two other launches on indefinite hold and sparked a war of words over a fourth launch that is proceeding with Boeing union and non union launch teams.

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