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March 18, 2019
Press Briefing: Revealing the First Primordial Planetesimal

January 3, 2019
Press Briefing: The Ultima Thule Flyby

January 2, 2019
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January 1, 2019
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December 31, 2018
New Horizons Spacecraft Homing in on Kuiper Belt Target

October 24, 2018
New Horizons Team Previews Ultima Thule Flyby
American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

December 12, 2017
New Horizons Explores the Kuiper Belt
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting

October 18, 2016
NASA's New Horizons Mission: Discoveries on Pluto and Worlds Beyond
AAS Division for Planetary Sciences and European Planetary Science Congress

March 21, 2016
New Horizons: Peering into Pluto's Past
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

November 9, 2015
Science Results from the New Horizons Encounter with Pluto
47th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

July 24, 2015
New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto

April 29, 2015
NASA's New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

April 14, 2015
NASA's New Horizons Nears Historic Encounter with Pluto

March 18, 2019

New Horizons: Beyond Pluto

Press Briefing: Revealing the First Primordial Planetesimal

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference


Panelists included:

  • Dr.Alan Stern, New Horizons Principal Investigator, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr.Carly Howett, New Horizons Science Team, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr. Silvia Protopapa, New Horizons Co-Investigator, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr. Kirby Runyon, New Horizons Postdoctoral Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Dr. William B. McKinnon, New Horizons Co-Investigator, Washington University in St. Louis

Speakers and their presentation graphics are listed below:

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Meet Ultima Thule (2014 MU69)

Dr. Alan Stern

New Horizons Principal Investigator, Southwest Research Institute

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Stern Slide 1

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Stern Slide 2

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Stern Slide 3

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Stern Slide 4

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Stern Slide 8

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Stern Slide 9

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Surface Color

Dr. Carly J.A. Howett

New Horizons Science Team, Southwest Research Institute

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Howett Slide 5

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Howett Slide 6

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Ultima Thule, Surface Composition

Dr. Silvia Protopapa

New Horizons Co-Investigator, Southwest Research Institute

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Protopapa Slide 1

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Protopapa Slide 7

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Geology of Ultima Thule

Dr. Kirby Runyon

New Horizons Postdoctoral Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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Runyon Slide 1

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Runyon Slide 5

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Origin of Ultima Thule

Dr. William B. McKinnon

New Horizons Co-Investigator, Washington University in St. Louis

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McKinnon Slide 1

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McKinnon Slide 7

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McKinnon Slide 8

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McKinnon Slide 9

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