Physics Department Seminar - Exploring Pluto

Date: Thu. 4 Feb, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Workman Center

Dr. Will Grundy of the Lowell Observatory is the co-director of the New Horizons Mission. He will present the Physics Department Seminar. His talk is titled "New Horizons Exploration of the Pluto System." From its flight through the Pluto system in July, a spectacular trove of data is cached in the solid state data recorders aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. It will be late 2016 before all is transmitted back to Earth, but already there have been many remarkable discoveries giving a sense of the complexities in the system. This talk will show some of the scientific highlights and puzzles that the New Horizons science team is investigating.3 p.m. in Workman 101. NOTE: This is a time change.

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