PLUTO – New Horizon’s Voyage to Pluto and Beyond – Canberra
by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Sydney Section
Launched January 19, 2006, the New Horizons mission had one goal as it ventured into the solar system – answer questions about Pluto, its moons and Kuiper Belt objects. Fast forward 9.5 years and over 5 billion kilometres, on July 14, 2015, New Horizons flew 12,500 km above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet. From mountains to moons and flowing ices on Pluto, the discoveries so far have been amazing.
You can learn more about these discoveries at a free ANU event open to the public. Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 6:15 pm. Bookings required