December 15 - 21, 2014 Stargazer: Mission To Pluto Explored

Dec 15, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

In Stargazer this week, we have a trio of major planets and a meteor shower in our evening skies, plus an update on a historic mission to the edge of the solar system as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee.

The full planned trajectory of the New Horizons spacecraft on the historic journey to Pluto
Credit NASA

A shot of Neptune from New Horizons on it's way to Pluto
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute .

See a video explaining the mission to Pluto: