New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto

UVic Astronomer Jon Willis is quoted in an article about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, that recently appeared on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen ( 

In addition, a Times Colonist article describes the involvement of Victoria-area scientists, Stephen Gwynn of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, and JJ Kavelaars (UVic adjunct faculty member) and Michele Bannister of NRC Herzberg, in the project and in planetary physics research ( 

Further details about the mission, and images of Pluto, are available from NASA’s New Horizons website (