Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Pluto and its exploration by the New Horizons mission »

Francois Forget
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France)

On July 14 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will perform the first flyby of Pluto and its 5 moons, after a 10 years journey across the solar system. It will discover and map a new kind of worlds about which we know very little. Nevertheless, Earth-based observations suggest that Pluto is active and complex, covered by constantly evolving ices and a dynamical atmosphere. Much more will be revealed this summer.
vendredi 12 juin 2015 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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