The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published the first close up images of Pluto taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by the dwarf planet in July. It will take NASA a year to download all of the data from the spacecraft, but the initial images reveal a range of complex surface features that have surprised scientists. NASA will publish these images, which also include close up photographs of Pluto’s moons, on a weekly basis as they become available.
The First Close-Up Look at Pluto
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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