New Horizons @ Pluto

September 22, 2015 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission, shows the exciting images and science results yielded from the New Horizons mission as the spacecraft flew through the Pluto system, culminating in its closest approach to Pluto on July 14. New Horizon’s flyby revealed hidden wonders like tall water-ice mountains, flowing nitrogen-ice glaciers, and a surface and atmosphere undergoing constant change. Also imaged and examined was Pluto’s giant satellite Charon, as well the tiny moons Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx. 

Join us as Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission, shows the exciting images and science results yielded from the mission as the spacecraft flew through the Pluto system, culminating in its closest approach to Pluto on July 14. New Horizon’s flyby revealed hidden wonders like tall water-ice mountains, flowing nitrogen-ice glaciers, and a surface and atmosphere undergoing constant change. Also imaged and examined was Pluto’s giant satellite Charon, as well the tiny moons Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx. After Stern’s talk, senior curator Michael Neufeld will facilitate a Q&A.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.