The Significance of NASA’s Pluto Flyby & the Future of Space Research

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Guests: Faye Flam, John Gizis

Last Tuesday morning, NASA’s New Horizons space craft finally flew by Pluto after traveling through space for 3 billion miles over 9 years. What resulted was a slew of gorgeous photos of the planet, some surprises for scientists, and the triumph of a NASA mission that was over a decade in the making. Today on Radio Times, we talk all about Pluto with University of Delaware astronomy professor JOHN GIZIS and science writer FAYE FLAM. We’ll discuss what the Pluto flyby means for NASA, the future of space research and exploration, and what it can tell us about the dwarf planet.

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