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A new study in the journal Nature is the first to reveal fascinating details about the orbital and rotational patterns of Pluto and its five known moons.

Pluto’s Moons Seen in Highest Detail Yet

Pluto’s Moons Seen in Highest Detail Yet

New study provides an exciting preview in advance of New Horizons flyby.

A nymph-stage potato leafhopper rests on a leaf of alfalfa. Photo: William Lamp

Climate Change Boosts a Migratory Insect Pest

Climate Change Boosts a Migratory Insect Pest

Nation's Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15

Nation's Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15

Artist's conception. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Pulsing Light May Indicate Black Hole Merger

Pulsing Light
May Indicate
Black Hole Merger

El Nino arrives. Image showing the average sea surface temperature for February 2015 as measured by NOAA satellites. Credit: NOAA

Wind Bursts Strongly Affect El Niño Severity

Wind Bursts Strongly Affect El Niño Severity