Scientists in the Field

Ultima Journey Update

In their SITF title Mission To Pluto, author Mary Kay Carson and photographer Tom Uhlman took readers where no person or spacecraft had gone before: Pluto! An inside look at New Horizons, Mission to Pluto explores the first spacecraft mission to Pluto, which … Read more

Mission to Pluto Out Next Week

Happy new year, and happy new SITF book! Author Mary Kay Carson and photographer Tom Uhlman have teamed up for Mission to Pluto, a new title that has already earned a starred review from Kirkus, which notes that “the author’s enthusiasm shines through her clear, … Read more

New Horizons Mission Extended

As Scientists in the Field author Mary Kay Carson detailed in Pluto Flyby!, it was a year ago today—July 14, 2015—that the robotic spacecraft New Horizons became the first ever to visit Pluto, flying by the dwarf planet to collect … Read more

New Year, New Books Part 3

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman will be available Fall 2016 and follows the exciting journey of New Horizons–a spacecraft the size of a piano–as it makes … Read more

Ice Volcanoes on Pluto?!

According to the New Horizons: NASA’s Mission to Pluto news center, a post on November 9, 2015 states “From possible ice volcanoes to geologically diverse surfaces to oddly behaving moons that could have formed through mergers of smaller moons, Pluto … Read more

Pluto Update from NASA Headquarters

Hello from Washington, DC! I’ve been in Maryland and DC this week with the New Horizons team as their spacecraft made its historic flyby of Pluto. On July 14th it made its closest approach, taking pictures and using its instruments … Read more

Pluto Flyby!

Get ready for your closeup, Pluto! This Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:49 AM EDT the first-ever spacecraft to visit Pluto will make its closest approach. The robotic spacecraft New Horizons is set to fly by the icy dwarf planet and its five moons after a … Read more

Save the Date for Pluto

The first ever spacecraft to visit the Pluto system, New Horizons, is less than two months out! After hurtling across the solar system at 30,000 miles per hour for more than nine years, the piano-sized robotic probe is finally nearing … Read more

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