The very first images of Pluto were unveiled on July 14th, 2015, and Slooh was there, live on the air! Viewers had the chance to join host, Eric Edelman, Slooh Astronomer, Bob Berman, and special guests from the New Horizons team to discuss the mission, the images, and what they mean for our understanding of the dwarf planet.
New Horizons, which at its core resembles a grand piano in shape and size, was launched on January 19, 2006. It passed by the Jovian system in early 2007, picked up speed from a gravity boost, and now approaches Pluto at 31,000 mph. After travelling nearly 32 astronomical units, or 3 billion miles, the craft will pass just 6,200 miles from the surface of Pluto on July 14, 2015.
Highlights from that show are available by following the link above!