What We Know About New Horizons’ Spectacular Pluto Flyby

Tuesday was historic for NASA and space enthusiasts alike. That’s when the New Horizons spacecraft made its closet approach to Pluto, reaching just 7,750 miles above the planet’s surface.

After nine years and 3 billion miles since the spacecraft’s 2006 launch, the stunning images from the journey that have been sent back to Earth have given scientists new insights into the dwarf planet’s surface. But what can we expect as images continue to come in?

In the video above, Space.com managing editor Tarif Malik, planetary scientist Caroline Porco, and planetary scientist Jim Bell chat with HuffPost Live about what to expect as the New Horizon mission continues to unfold.

Watch the full segment on New Horizons’ journey to Pluto here.

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