Senior research scientist Dr. Carly Howett talks to us about her exploration of Pluto as part of the New Horizon’s team
So much of our universe has been or continues to be beyond our ability to easily study or comprehend. As a senior research scientist on the New Horizons team, Dr. Carly Howett studies the planet beyond all others in our solar system: Pluto. The images returned by the New Horizons satellite revolutionized our understanding of the Pluto system, transforming it from a demoted planet into an enticing ice world. This talk will focus on how she and her colleagues creatively solved the problem of studying a planet nearly beyond our solar system and brought it back from beyond our understanding.