Latest Results from NASA's New Horizon Pluto Mission

NOTE: Due to the poor video quality, the audio portion has been posted on the TWiST Podcast Stream here: http://deepastronomy.com/podcast/34/ep-31-pluto-new-horizons-latest. Here is a link to the graphics discussed: http://bit.ly/2f5jn8f Apparentl

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NOTE: Due to the poor video quality, the audio portion has been posted on the TWiST Podcast Stream here: http://deepastronomy.com/podcast/34/ep-31-pluto-new-horizons-latest.

Here is a link to the graphics discussed:
http://bit.ly/2f5jn8f

Apparently, the Hangouts on Air Technology messed up during the archiving of the live stream.

The spectacular New Horizons spacecraft flew through the Pluto-system and is on its way to a small Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69. It will survey this reddish object to learn more about the outer solar system, but up close.

New Horizons also has been quite busy: continuing to observe Pluto and a cameo observation of the Kuiper Belt object Quasar ("Kwa-war”), roughly half the size of Pluto (690 miles or 1,100 kilometers in diameter).

In addition to the amazing results from the encounter with Pluto and its five moons, data from New Horizons continues to reveal more details about the atmosphere of Pluto, changes on Pluto’s surface and other intriguing information.

Join Tony Darnell and Carol Christian as they discuss with John Spencer, Kelsi Singer and Amanda Zangari from Southwest Research Institute/Boulder, about these latest exciting results and the findings being uncovered in the New Horizons data.

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