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New Horizons Workshop

New Horizons workshop, day 1: Chemistry & climate on Pluto & other cold places

Aug. 30, 2011 | 21:27 PDT | Aug. 31 04:27 UTC
Today and tomorrow I'm attending the New Horizons Workshop on Icy Surface Processes. New Horizons is on its way to Pluto, and still has about three years until it starts gathering science data there; but now is the time when the science team has to complete their plan of observations for the short few months of the flyby. To help them predict what might be happening on Pluto and Charon, so that they can take the right kinds of observations of the right things at the right time, they've invited lots of people who are not on the science team to present their research on topics relevant to the surfaces of Pluto and Charon ... More
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