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Report from the Planetary Frontier: The Latest from New Horizons at Pluto

posted 19 May 2016, 04:43 by kvale@bexleyheathacademy.org   [ updated 20 May 2016, 05:25 by tjohnson@bexleyheathacademy.org ]
Published on 10 Apr 2016 

March 2, 2016 
Dr. Jeff Moore (NASA Ames Research Center)

Report from the Planetary Frontier: The Latest from New Horizons at Pluto

On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew 7,800 mi above the surface of Pluto and sent back fascinating images of the dwarf planet and its large (and intriguing) moon Charon. Many of the images show unexpected beauty and complexity on Pluto’s surface. While the data are still coming in from the encounter, Dr. Moore shows the latest photos and fills us in on the current thinking among the New Horizons team members about Pluto, its moons, and the unexplored frontier that lies beyond.


You will need a spare hour or two or could just look at the lovely photos of Pluto at 16 minutes!

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