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Naked Scientists episode

Mon, 31st Aug 2015

Pluto, at Long Last...

Pluto, in false colour (c) NASA

This week is a very special, edition of the Naked Scientists as we dedicate a whole hour to the world’s favourite dwarf planet - Pluto. But how did it get there in the first place? What has the New Horizons probe uncovered? And what’s beyond Pluto? Graihagh Jackson puts the mission under the microscope, talking some of the leading scientists from the New Horizons operation and taking a trip to the edge of our solar system...

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In this edition of Naked Scientists

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  • 20:04 - To Pluto and beyond

    The New Horizons probe has provided vast quantities of data on Pluto, but what has it told us that we didn't alread know?

  • 28:07 - What is the Kuiper Belt?

    Beyond Neptune lies the Kuiper belt, an area of space which is proving very tricky to study...



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I am an American and I think you are sorely mistaken if you imagine most of us have any idea which country discovered Pluto. We like it because we think of the dog, simple as that. Enjoy the show, just didn't want you to give us too much credit Crystal, Wed, 2nd Sep 2015

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