What’s Next After New Horizons Sent Final Pluto Data? Scientists to Analyze ‘Pot of Gold’ from …

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby to dwarf planet Pluto in July 2015 and the spacecraft recently finished beaming back the data to Earth.  Advertisement This marked not the end, but the beginning for more scientific analysis of the information sent by the spacecraft that might reveal new and surprising discoveries about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt in general.  It took the New Horizons probe a total of 15 months to send back to Earth more than 50 gigabytes of data from the successful Pluto flyby, according to Engadget.  The images were taken with the help of Ralph/LEISA image aboard New Horizon. The data arrived at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland at 5:48 am last Oct. 25. The downlink was coursed through NASA’s Deep Space…


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