Listen to the Primary Investigator of the NASA New Horizons mission at this year’s Duncan Lecture

Published: October 06, 2022

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Those interested in learning more about what is at the edge of the solar system will have the opportunity to hear directly from the Primary Investigator, or PI, of NASA’s New Horizons space mission, S. Alan Stern, at this year’s Duncan Lecture on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Sciences Center Auditorium.

The New Horizons launched in January 2006 and completed a flyby of Pluto in July 2015. It provided us with the first maps of Pluto and its moons and continued onward the explore objects in Kuiper Belt. This area of space is a part of our solar system that begins at the orbit of Neptune and includes comets and dwarf planets, frozen relics from when the planets formed.

Submitted by: Maria Gebhardt