The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zoomed through the Pluto system on July 14, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of the dwarf planet’s surface. Images captured by the probe have revealed a world with its own cryogenic geology, situated in a diverse array of moons.
At the American Museum of Natural History here, Emily Rice, an astrophysicist at the College of Staten Island, and Jackie Faherty, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institute, took an audience on a journey with New Horizons last week to highlight the science. [New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby: Complete Coverage]
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