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Steve Lee on New Horizons and Dawn Missions (60 Minutes in Space, September 2015)

Posted 10/14/2015 12:10 AM by Kim Evans | Comments

Next up, Steve brings us the latest from the New Horizons mission.

Data was recorded directly to the spacecraft during the flyby and continues to be sent back at a rate of 2k per second. It will take 16 months for all the data to be transferred back to Earth.

Several new images reveal a variety of surface features as diverse as possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows, and networks of valleys that may have been carved by material flowing over Pluto’s surface.

Steve finishes up with a look at an image of Ceres from the Dawn spacecraft.  The new image shows Cere’s bright spot in striking new detail.

Links to Steve's stories:

New Horizons
Dawn Mission  

60 Minutes in Space - Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.

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