Most distant world ever explored gets a new name: Arrokoth

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.

SpaceX launches second round of internet satellites

After a quiet few months at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched a second round of satellites for its global internet network this morning. Sixty tightly-packed Starlink satellites blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on time at 9:56 a.m.