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Done with Pluto, New Horizons will drift in endless sea of space

by Daniel Desrochers<p>The New Horizons spacecraft did what it was meant to do. It explored the unexplored dwarf planet Pluto.<p>So, now what?<p>A year from …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

Harper Lee: the inside story of the greatest comeback in literature

<b>As Harper Lee's death is reported, we remember the story behind the publication of Go Set A Watchman.</b><p>Last September, the British literary agent Andrew Nurnberg received a text message from a lawyer representing <b>Harper Lee</b>, the famously private author of a single, enduring book. “Please call me …

Literature

Spacecraft achieves flyby of Pluto, then calls home

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.<p>Confirmation of mission success came 13 hours after the actual flyby and, after a day of both jubilation and …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Astronomy