To Pluto, And Beyond!

Josh, Addie and Tracy report on the discovery this summer of three potential post-Pluto targets for the New Horizons spacecraft in the Kuiper Belt. The Hubble Space Telescope was called into service to help the New Horizons team find potential targets for the spacecraft to fly by after its encounter with Pluto in July 2015. The three objects are small (~50 km) icy leftovers from the formation of the solar system. We also talk about Addie’s lucky number (which is not really lucky) and her new car (which is used).