Video: New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney

New Horizons: The Continuing Voyages with Professor Paul Delaney, Senior Lecturer, Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy, York University. This talk was held on January 16, 2019 at the Toronto Centre Speaker's Night held at the Ontario Science Centre.

In 2006, the space probe New Horizons set sail for the most distant planned target intercept in history: the exploration of (Dwarf) Planet Pluto in July 2015. Pluto was revealed to be a destination of immense interest and contradictions heralding the amazing success of the New Horizons encounter. Because the space probe performed so well and was in such excellent health, the mission scientists had decided that if NASA concurred, the mission would continue with a target of the asteroid 2014MU69 on in the Kuiper Belt on January 1, 2019, which, too, is now history, revealing insights into yet another mysterious world. This talk summarises the exploits of New Horizon and will set the stage for the possibility of a new target within the Kuiper Belt.