The Pluto fly-by may be over, but our exploration of this far-flung corner of the solar system must continue. That will only happen if space agencies collaborate

The Pluto fly-by may be over, but our exploration of this far-flung corner of the solar system must continue. That will only happen if space agencies collaborate

When Janiyah Lewis saw a homeless man crying on the street, she didn't even wait a second before approaching him and offered to help.

When Janiyah Lewis saw a homeless man crying on the street, she didn't even wait a second before approaching him and offered to help.

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 19 -- the 11th anniversary of the spacecraft’s launch.

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 19 -- the 11th anniversary of the spacecraft’s launch.

NASAs Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturns largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titans atmosphere and forming a ring of color. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASAs Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturns largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titans atmosphere and forming a ring of color. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The first color "movies" of Pluto as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal the sheer strangeness of the orbital dance between the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon.

The first color "movies" of Pluto as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal the sheer strangeness of the orbital dance between the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon.

NASA Artist's impression of Eris and Dysnomia: Eris is the main object, Dysnomia the smaller disk just above it. Description from lunarplanner.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

NASA Artist's impression of Eris and Dysnomia: Eris is the main object, Dysnomia the smaller disk just above it. Description from lunarplanner.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

As New Horizons sped away from Pluto, it looked back toward Pluto and the sun and captured this image of the dwarf planet and its hazy atmosphere. Image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15, when the craft was about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) past Pluto. Via NASA / JHU-APL / SWRI. New Horizons spacecraft.

As New Horizons sped away from Pluto, it looked back toward Pluto and the sun and captured this image of the dwarf planet and its hazy atmosphere. Image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15, when the craft was about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) past Pluto. Via NASA / JHU-APL / SWRI. New Horizons spacecraft.

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