NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently made history with a close encounter with Pluto and its moons. The photos and data relayed back hold many surprises as this was our first close-up look at an entirely new region of the solar system. Due to Pluto’s distance of 4.75 billion kilometers (3 billion miles), it will take several months for the probe to relay back all of its data. However, we’ve have already started to see some of the first close-up images this week. The most up-to-date information can be found at pluto.jhuapl.edu.
Join us for an informal talk about the initial results, followed by a question-and-answer session. We’ll talk about the space craft, its 9-year journey to Pluto, the region of space in which Pluto is located (known as the Kuiper Belt), as well as the latest data and images that have been received.
This is open to the entire campus community – all are welcome!