September 14 - 20, 2015 Stargazer: New Horizons' New Photos From Pluto

Sep 14, 2015

Credit courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

In addition to hearing about what we can look for in our night and early morning island skies, we get new information about a NASA mission supported by telescopes on the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.    

Pluto from 50,000 miles up on July 14, 2015
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Another July 14, 2015 image of Pluto, only received between Sept. 5 - 7, 2015, shot by NASA's New Horizons craft.
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Pluto moon Charon, in an image shot July 14, 2015 from 290,000 miles away. This information was received between September 5 - 7, 2015.
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute