New images released taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft indicate two of Pluto’s most distinctive mountains could be cryovolcanoes.
NASA will air a live webcast about the historic event starting Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT); watch it live here, courtesy of NASA TV.
Here is a look at NASA’s New Horizons coverage schedule for the Pluto Flyby:
8:30 to 9:15 p.m. – NASA TV program, Phone Home, broadcast from APL Mission Control
NASA TV will share the suspenseful moments of this historic event with the public and museums around the world. The New Horizons spacecraft will send a preprogrammed signal after the closest approach. The mission team on Earth should receive the signal by about 9:02 p.m. When New Horizons “phones home,” there will be a celebration of its successful flyby and the anticipation of data to come in the days and months ahead.
9:30 to 10 p.m. – Media Briefing: New Horizons Health and Mission Status; live on NASA TV
(NASA TV) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
NASA says New Horizons spacecraft is on track to be the first probe to visit Pluto — as it is due to pass the planet in less than 24 hours.