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October 27, 2021

Using "Charon-light," Researchers Capture Pluto's Dark Side

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made history by returning the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons. Now, through a series of clever methods, researchers led by Tod Lauer of the National Science Foundation's National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Lab in Tucson, Arizona, on the New Horizons team have expanded that photo album to include the portion of Pluto's landscape that wasn't directly illuminated by sunlight — what the team calls Pluto's "dark side."

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The PI's Perspective

October 13, 2021

The PI's Perspective: Keeping Our Eyes on New Horizons

Principal New Horizons remains healthy and continues to send valuable data from deep in the Kuiper Belt. Principal Investigator Alan Stern provides an update on the latest mission activities.

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Science Shorts

Observations, predictions and anticipations written by the New Horizons science team during the approach to Pluto.

July 8, 2015

A Space Physicist's View of Pluto

Why would a space physicist study Pluto? PEPSSI instrument scientist Matt Hill can't wait to get a look at the energetic particle environment New Horizons expects to encounter.

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Media Contacts

Media Contacts Head Silouttes

Michael Buckley

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

240-228-7536

michael.buckley@jhuapl.edu

Josh Handal

NASA Headquarters, Washington

202-358-2307

joshua.a.handal@nasa.gov

Maria Stothoff

Southwest Research Institute

210-522-3305

maria.stothoff@swri.org

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