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Status update?
Make Pluto a planet again
Published March 28, 2017
Planetary scientist offers a geophysical definition of planets—which would expand the number in our solar system from eight to about 110
Data from distant asteroids
Published March 28, 2017
APL-built instruments for two upcoming NASA missions will provide close-up surface images, composition data of asteroids near Jupiter
A whole new world?
Published March 28, 2017
Planetary scientist Sarah Hörst discusses discovery of Earth-like planet in nearby Proxima Centauri system
Surface scan
A closer look at Mars
Published March 28, 2017
Gullies on Mars likely not formed by liquid water, scientists conclude
Giant steps
Juno arrives at Jupiter
Published March 28, 2017
Spacecraft, with APL-built JEDI instrument aboard, will aid our understanding of the origin and evolution of Jupiter
'Missing link'
Unlocking Jupiter's mysteries
Published March 28, 2017
NASA's Juno spacecraft with Johns Hopkins APL instrument aboard will enter Jupiter's orbit on July 4
Air Force funding
Rocket engine boost
Published March 28, 2017
Hopkins Engineering group gets $1.48M to help create better rocket engines, fuels
Dark Planet
Why is Mercury so dark?
Published March 28, 2017
APL scientists believe carbon may explain planetary puzzle
New Horizons
Voyage of a lifetime
Published March 28, 2017 Video
10 years ago, 'New Horizons' lifted off on its historic mission to Pluto and beyond
Nothing but blue skies
Blue haze, red ice on Pluto
Published March 28, 2017
Color photographs from 'New Horizons' yield clues to composition of planet's atmosphere