The solar system is a much more interesting, complicated place if we throw out the classical “Solar System has 9 planets” model we learned in grade school. And Pluto is just as special.
Detailed timeline of flyby events:
Where to follow progress:
- http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html (NASA TV)
- Twitter: #PlutoFlyBy, @NASANewHorizons, @NewHorizons2015
ETA: schedule of media events at http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-updated-television-coverage-media-activities-for-pluto-flyby
Also, The Science Channel is going to do a flyby special on the evening of July 15th.
This is an awesome desktop app for Pluto and other NASA stuff: