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The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons

The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons

Dr. S. Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
Southwest Research Institute

New Horizons is NASA’s mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. After a dramatic, 26-year effort to develop and fly the mission, New Horizons made the first exploration of Pluto in July 2015. Dr. Stern will recount the history of the mission, its historic encounter with planet Pluto, the major scientific discoveries made to-date, the viral public reaction to this exploration, and the mission’s plans for its extended mission to explore the Kuiper Belt and its next flyby in 2019.

Sponsored by
College of Arts & Sciences and College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Date & Time: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
UC TUC Great Hall, west campus
Contact Person: 
Margaret Hanson, PhD
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