Excitement is really building for New Horizons' encounter with Pluto, which will culminate in July 2015 but which will really span the entire year. At this conference, scientists are taking stock of what we've learned from 83 years of scientific observation. As rich as New Horizons' data set will be, it'll be much more powerful because of the context it's being placed into.
Watch this space for blog entries about the current state of Pluto science!
Dan Durda, SwRI
New Horizons at Pluto, July 2015
Artist's concept of New Horizons as it reaches Pluto.
New Horizons Science Overview
New Horizons will spend most of 2015 training its package of seven imagers, spectrometers, and in situ plasma instruments on the Pluto system.