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Weekly Space Hangout – March 3, 2017: Dr. Alan Stern of New Horizons

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:19
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest:
Dr. Alan Stern is the Principal Investigator on the New Horizons mission. He will be joining us today to update everyone on what we now know about Pluto now that all of the New Horizons data have been received.

Kimberly Cartier ( / @AstroKimCartier )
Paul M. Sutter ( / @PaulMattSutter)
Dave Dickinson ( / @astroguyz)

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If you would like to join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew, visit their site here and sign up. They’re a great team who can help you join our online discussions!

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