Tag Archives: Clyde Tombaugh

Robotic Emissaries to the Stars


Five spacecraft from Earth are currently moving out into the stars. After their operations cease, these spacecraft will continue to coast indefinitely. None of them will come close to any known stars, and it is unlikely they will encounter any … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Exploration of the Kuiper Belt


The Kuiper Belt is often referred to as the Solar System’s “final frontier” because of its location far beyond the eight planets making up this system. It is a disk-shaped region of icy debris located about 4.5 to 7.5 billion … Continue reading

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