Photo of Arrokoth

Most Distant World Ever Explored Gets New Name: Arrokoth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. "The name 'Arrokoth' reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies, and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own." — Alan ...
Photo of the Kuiper belt object Ultima Thule

Have You Seen the Snowman Floating in Outer Space?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year's Day is pitted all over and has a bright "collar" between its two fused spheres. These are the newest details to emerge about Ultima Thul...