New Horizons to Pluto and Beyond
A look back and ahead at NASA's successful Pluto mission
The milestone arrival at Pluto was a personal and professional triumph for Dr. Alan Stern, the principal investigator on the New Horizons mission, an expert in the outer solar system, and a Vice-President at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Stern and his colleagues worked from 2001 on New Horizons, which took ten years to get to its destination.
The flyby produced vivid pictures of the dwarf planet, and vast amounts of important scientific data, including the discovery that tiny, frozen Pluto might actually be a dynamic planet. New Horizons is now on its way to a new destination - a small Kuiper belt object, only one-hundredth the size of Pluto.
- NASA's New Horizons page
- John's Hopkins New Horizons page
- NASA - Announcement of the Next New Horizons target
- Bob's Blog on the Long Road to Pluto
- Alan Stern - What we found at Pluto
- CBC News - latest results from Pluto
- Quirks interview in advance of the encounter
- CBC News stories on Pluto flyby.
- Video - simulated flyover of Pluto based on New Horizons imagery
- Video Documentary - The Year of Pluto