NOVA: Chasing Pluto

NOVA: Chasing Pluto

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:00pm

Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015.

Credit: Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

View New Horizon’s historic capture of the first-ever detailed images of Pluto’s icy world.

NOVA captures New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft’s nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first-ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system. NOVA: Chasing Pluto airs Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.