December 14, 2019
The New Horizons spacecraft is still exploring the farthest reaches of the Solar System, beyond Neptune, known as the Kuiper Belt. After flying past Pluto in July, 2015 with cameras rolling, it continued outward bound and flew past a small KBO (Kuiper Belt Object) on New Year's day this year and again got pictures. Science data from that encounter will continue to download till summer 2020. Our talk tonight will be about the New Horizons saga and results.