On July 14, 2015, New Horizons, an interplanetary space probe, flew by Pluto, capturing the first high resolution photographs of Pluto’s surface and atmosphere. New Horizons data has revealed stunning geology including ice volcanoes, Nitrogen ice glaciers, mysterious internal heating, and the “snakeskin” patterns among 50 other discoveries. UVA’s planetary astronomer, Anne Verbiscer, will describe Pluto’s amazing science phenomena, and Alice Bowman will explain the missions and engineering side of New Horizons sharing her experience as New Horizons’ MOM. This event is meant for the general public, and everyone is invited. A reception will follow the talk.
Sponsored by UVA Physics and Astronomy Departments.
Organized by Astronomical Society at UVA and SPS
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