NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just woke up from its long nap, and now it’s on final approach towards its next destination: Pluto. Over the next few months, Pluto will be getting bigger and bigger in the front window; we’ll finally get our first close-up look at this mysterious icy world on July 14, 2015.
In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, the New Horizons science team will be doing a live Google+ Hangout with Universe Today on Wednesday, December 10th at 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST.
Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain will moderate a discussion with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, and other members of the science team: Jason Cook, Alex Parker, Simon Porter, Kelsi Singer, and Amanda Zangari.
We’ll be talking about the status of New Horizons, the science objectives of the mission, and answering questions from viewers.
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Want to watch?
Click here to go to the Hangout page on Google+. Click “Yes” on the Event page and you’ll get a reminder in your calendar when we’re about to begin.
Recent Universe Today articles on New Horizon:
Pluto Spacecraft Wakes Up For An Exciting Close Encounter Next Year
Pluto’s Closeup Will Be Awesome Based On Jupiter Pics From New Horizons Spacecraft
New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecraft Races Toward Dwarf Planet