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September 25, 2015: Recent Observations of Pluto and its Moons from New Horizons

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Seminars

Ivy Curren (UCLA)

pluto_highresThe New Horizons mission to the outer solar system has returned beautiful and intriguing images of Pluto and Charon which raise many new questions about the outer solar system and the formation of icy worlds. I will present background information about New Horizons and our current understanding of the Pluto-Charon system, followed by the new images and data returned by the spacecraft. The images and data will be presented so as to encourage discussion amongst the audience.