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New Horizons, NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter

Jeffrey Moore

This presentation explores the historic voyage of the New Horizons spacecraft. After 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, New Horizons has served as an ambassador to the planetary frontier and has shed light on new kinds of worlds and the outskirts of the solar system.

In this talk Dr. Moore will discuss New Horizon’s flight above the surface of Pluto and its encounter with the cold classical Kuiper Belt object (KBO) Arrokoth and will explain how this encounter has provided a look back into the beginning of our solar system, to a place where we can observe the most primordial building blocks of our world and the worlds around us.

Wednesday, 02/19/20


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