Friday, July 31, 2015

Pluto: Fly-by

New Horizons

is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as part of NASA's New Frontiers program.[1] Engineered by the Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in BOULDER CO, with a team led by S. Alan Stern, the spacecraft was
launched to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper belt, performing flybys of the Pluto system and one or more other Kuiper belt objects (KBOs)

In Perspective


New Horizons Probe's July 14 Pluto Flyby

Its close approach: the day of

Extreme mountains and ice flows

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