Pluto and the human gaze

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    Abstract

    In 2006, a spacecraft the size of an industrial fridge was launched on a remarkable mission: to zoom past the ninth planet in our solar system and show us its face for the first time.
    The New Horizons mission caught the imagination of the world for a couple of epic weeks in July2015 as it drew close to Pluto and sent back the first images of the surface. But as the spacecraft continues its journey beyond the formerly elusive and controversial planet and on to the Kuiper Belt, I've been thinking about what this means from an archaeological perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Best Australian Science Writing 2016
    EditorsJo Chandler
    Place of PublicationNew South Wales
    PublisherNewSouth Books
    Pages41-47
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781742242606, 9781742248059
    ISBN (Print)9781742235035, 1742235034
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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