Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Update on New Horizons at the Pluto system and beyond

Exciting stuff for us astronomy nerds: update on New Horizons at the Pluto system and beyond.

"It's been a year since the flyby, a year that early science has had a chance to mature. What's changed about our understanding of Pluto in that time?"

"Principal investigator Alan Stern announced that the second delivery of data to the Planetary Data System will come this month. This is going to include a lot of the nicest photos that New Horizons took through both high-resolution LORRI and lower-resolution-but-color MVIC cameras, and it was all downlinked without lossy compression, so it will be an exciting data release."

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