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 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

A Cosmic Lineup

There’s been so much exciting information about Pluto coming in from the New Horizons flyby, but what about the planets a little closer to home? On Friday, August 7th, stars Pollux and Castor of the Gemini constellation will line up with Mars, … 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

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

NASA’s Next Generation Origami Space Telescope

Since NASA launched the Hubble Telescope in 1990 it has sent images back to Earth that have changed way we see the universe. And they are doing it again. By the end of this decade, the James Webb Space Telescope … Read more

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