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3 days ago, NASA made history. The New Horizons spacecraft, which left Earth nearly a decade ago, finally came, saw and conquered the dwarf planet, Pluto. However, we’ve yet to see more than mere glimpses of its cache of images and scientific data—the vast majority of said images have yet to be seen by any living person. But that will soon change

Today, at precisely 1 p.m. EDT, NASA will release the largest number of images yet from July 16th’s historic flyby of Pluto. The briefing, which will take place in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, can be watched live on NASA TV.

This handy GIF compiles images taken of Pluto over the years, from Hubble to New Horizons (Image Credit: NASA/JPL)

Several prominent members of the New Horizons team will be attending, including principle investigator Alan Stern, along with Randy Gladstone (co-investigator from the Southwest Research Institute [SwRI]), Jeffrey Moore (Ames Research Center), Fran Bagenal (from University of Colorado, Boulder) and lastly, Jim Green (NASA’s director of planetary sciences).

Additionally, NASA will be taking questions from the general public on twitter. If you wish to make a contribution, you can do so by simply using the hashtag #askNASA.

To be continued…


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