Kuiper belt

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After Pluto, Spacecraft Has Another Big Mission

Next up: the Kuiper belt

(Newser) - The New Horizons spacecraft has wowed us back on Earth with its 3 billion-mile Pluto mission , but it's still got a lot of traveling to do. In fact, scientists expect it to keep making headlines for another two decades or so. After Pluto, the spacecraft is off to explore... More »

Scientists Search for Cities in Space

Astronomers looking for bright cities in Kuiper Belt

(Newser) - If there were civilizations on distant planets, how would we know? Sure, we could turn some of our massive telescopes toward those planets, but we're still at least "two or three generations of telescope away" from being able to detect the light of a large city in another... More »

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