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Big Picture Science: Our first close look at Pluto

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On July 14th, the New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Pluto – sending back the first detailed views of that small world.  What will it see, and what will we learn?

This week's Big Picture Science is a special episode devoted to Pluto and New Horizons - “Dogged Pursuit of Pluto”.  It features  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alan Stern (lead scientist on New Horizons), Mark Showalter (New Horizons team member and discoverer of two of Pluto’s moons), and Mike Brown, the astronomer who “demoted” Pluto.  Tuesday at 1pm.