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Beyond Pluto

Beyond Pluto
The New Horizons probe is about the size of a grand piano. It has been flying through space for more than a dozen years. In 2015, it reached Pluto, and what had long been just a fuzzy circle in photographs was revealed to be a stunning, dark-reddish world made of frozen nitrogen and methane, with ice mountains, flowing glaciers and a possible sub-surface liquid ocean.

Now, a billion miles beyond Pluto, the tiny spacecraft has encountered an icy minor planet — a mysterious little place that's only about 20 miles across. This is the most far-off exploration of a world ever, flying past it about 2,200 miles from its surface at 36,000 miles per hour while taking stunning images with an on-board telescope and camera.

Its official name is a bunch of numbers, 485968, so it goes by the Latin nickname Ultima Thule, which means "beyond the known world." This tiny world is 44 times farther from the sun than Earth is, and it has been out there, frozen in time since the solar system formed over 4 billion years ago.

Join us as we tell the behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest feats of exploration in human history.

Presented by
 
Greg McCauley
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Date:
Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM

Location:
Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Link Observatory Telescope Viewing
Join us immediately following the program to view the wonders of the universe through the historic Link Observatory telescope. (weather permitting)

 

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Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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Greg McCauley/Executive Director

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