18 Jul 2015

Pluto mission

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 18 July 2015
Astronomer Michele Bannister.

Astronomer Michele Bannister. Photo: Supplied.

The amazing images of Pluto and her moons beamed back to earth from the New Horizons space mission have been all over the news this week.

They are the clearest images yet of Pluto and bring the outer reaches of our solar system into clear focus for the first time.

New Zealander Dr Michele Bannister is an astronomer based at The University of Victoria in British Columbia who's scrutinising the images of Pluto with great excitement.