Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pluto Rediscovered

Pluto is a tiny world that resides on the outer edge of our solar system, at a staggering distance of 5.6 billion kilometers from Earth. It is so remote that even using the world's most powerful space telescope, the Hubble; it appears as nothing more than a blurry blob.

One week from today humanity will have its first close encounter with Pluto.

Join us today on Far Future Horizons as we embark on a voyage of discovery to this mysterious dwarf planet on the outer fringes of our solar system.

Today's video feature is another exciting episode of the acclaimed National Geographic Channel documentary series Naked Science – “Pluto Rediscovered”.

New Horizons Mission to Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft mission, due to arrive at Pluto on July 14th, 2015 promises to answer many questions about this enigmatic and mysterious world.

This installment of Naked Science looks at the groundbreaking technology of the New Horizons spacecraft and we meet the scientists who, despite having little to go by, have dedicated their studies to finding out more about this mysterious world, while painting a vivid picture of what Pluto might be like.

The Dwarf Planet Pluto with three of its five moons

Finally, this episode also weighs in on the debate regarding Pluto's demotion from planetary status to a dwarf planet.

This and other National Geographic Channel documentaries are are available on DVD for purchase from their online shop.

 Naked Science ~ Pluto Rediscovered
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