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space exploration

'Missing link'
Unlocking Jupiter's mysteries
Published June 30, 2016
NASA's Juno spacecraft with Johns Hopkins APL instrument aboard will enter Jupiter's orbit on July 4
Space exploration
First for CLASS
Published May 19, 2016 Video
High-powered telescope peering into origins of the universe receives 'first light'
Q+A
Does Planet Nine exist?
Published Jan 21, 2016
JHU planetary scientist Hal Weaver discusses new evidence suggesting a giant Planet Nine lurks beyond Pluto
In memoriam
'Master of trajectory design'
Published Oct 22, 2015 Video
Robert Farquhar, a 50-year veteran of deep space missions, worked at APL for 16 years
Water on Mars
Instrumental observation
Published Sept 28, 2015 Video
Data from APL-built spectrometer show signatures of hydrated salts on present-day Mars
Surface shots
Pluto: It's complicated
Published Sept 11, 2015 Photos
Latest images from New Horizons spacecraft reveal distant planet's varied, complex surface
Moment of truth
New Horizons' epic voyage to Pluto
Published Fall 2015
Getting New Horizons to Pluto was a triumph. Now, after nearly 10 years and 3 billion miles, the spacecraft had to work. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Farewell Pluto
Stunning parting shot
Published July 27, 2015 Video
New images, data from New Horizons show layers of atmospheric haze, evidence of exotic flowing ice
Peak pics
Pluto's cold mountains
Published July 23, 2015
New Horizons discovers second, smaller mountain range in Pluto's 'heart'
Plain view
The heart of Pluto's 'heart'
Published July 17, 2015 Video
Latest images from New Horizons show vast, frozen, craterless plain