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The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons

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Science  16 Oct 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6258, aad1815
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad1815

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vol. 350 no. 6258

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  • Received for publication August 5, 2015
  • Accepted for publication September 25, 2015

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  1. S. A. Stern1,*,
  2. F. Bagenal2,
  3. K. Ennico3,
  4. G. R. Gladstone4,
  5. W. M. Grundy5,
  6. W. B. McKinnon6,
  7. J. M. Moore3,
  8. C. B. Olkin1,
  9. J. R. Spencer1,
  10. H. A. Weaver7,
  11. L. A. Young1,
  12. T. Andert8,
  13. J. Andrews1,
  14. M. Banks9,
  15. B. Bauer7,
  16. J. Bauman10,
  17. O. S. Barnouin7,
  18. P. Bedini7,
  19. K. Beisser7,
  20. R. A. Beyer3,
  21. S. Bhaskaran11,
  22. R. P. Binzel12,
  23. E. Birath1,
  24. M. Bird13,
  25. D. J. Bogan14,
  26. A. Bowman7,
  27. V. J. Bray15,
  28. M. Brozovic11,
  29. C. Bryan10,
  30. M. R. Buckley7,
  31. M. W. Buie1,
  32. B. J. Buratti11,
  33. S. S. Bushman7,
  34. A. Calloway7,
  35. B. Carcich16,
  36. A. F. Cheng7,
  37. S. Conard7,
  38. C. A. Conrad1,
  39. J. C. Cook1,
  40. D. P. Cruikshank3,
  41. O. S. Custodio7,
  42. C. M. Dalle Ore3,
  43. C. Deboy7,
  44. Z. J. B. Dischner1,
  45. P. Dumont10,
  46. A. M. Earle12,
  47. H. A. Elliott4,
  48. J. Ercol7,
  49. C. M. Ernst7,
  50. T. Finley1,
  51. S. H. Flanigan7,
  52. G. Fountain7,
  53. M. J. Freeze7,
  54. T. Greathouse4,
  55. J. L. Green17,
  56. Y. Guo7,
  57. M. Hahn18,
  58. D. P. Hamilton19,
  59. S. A. Hamilton7,
  60. J. Hanley4,
  61. A. Harch20,
  62. H. M. Hart7,
  63. C. B. Hersman7,
  64. A. Hill7,
  65. M. E. Hill7,
  66. D. P. Hinson21,
  67. M. E. Holdridge7,
  68. M. Horanyi2,
  69. A. D. Howard22,
  70. C. J. A. Howett1,
  71. C. Jackman10,
  72. R. A. Jacobson11,
  73. D. E. Jennings23,
  74. J. A. Kammer1,
  75. H. K. Kang7,
  76. D. E. Kaufmann1,
  77. P. Kollmann7,
  78. S. M. Krimigis7,
  79. D. Kusnierkiewicz7,
  80. T. R. Lauer24,
  81. J. E. Lee25,
  82. K. L. Lindstrom7,
  83. I. R. Linscott26,
  84. C. M. Lisse7,
  85. A. W. Lunsford23,
  86. V. A. Mallder7,
  87. N. Martin20,
  88. D. J. McComas4,
  89. R. L. McNutt Jr.7,
  90. D. Mehoke7,
  91. T. Mehoke7,
  92. E. D. Melin7,
  93. M. Mutchler27,
  94. D. Nelson10,
  95. F. Nimmo28,
  96. J. I. Nunez7,
  97. A. Ocampo17,
  98. W. M. Owen11,
  99. M. Paetzold18,
  100. B. Page10,
  101. A. H. Parker1,
  102. J. W. Parker1,
  103. F. Pelletier10,
  104. J. Peterson1,
  105. N. Pinkine7,
  106. M. Piquette2,
  107. S. B. Porter1,
  108. S. Protopapa19,
  109. J. Redfern1,
  110. H. J. Reitsema20,
  111. D. C. Reuter23,
  112. J. H. Roberts7,
  113. S. J. Robbins1,
  114. G. Rogers7,
  115. D. Rose1,
  116. K. Runyon7,
  117. K. D. Retherford4,
  118. M. G. Ryschkewitsch7,
  119. P. Schenk29,
  120. E. Schindhelm1,
  121. B. Sepan7,
  122. M. R. Showalter21,
  123. K. N. Singer1,
  124. M. Soluri30,
  125. D. Stanbridge10,
  126. A. J. Steffl1,
  127. D. F. Strobel31,
  128. T. Stryk32,
  129. M. E. Summers33,
  130. J. R. Szalay2,
  131. M. Tapley4,
  132. A. Taylor10,
  133. H. Taylor7,
  134. H. B. Throop9,
  135. C. C. C. Tsang1,
  136. G. L. Tyler26,
  137. O. M. Umurhan3,
  138. A. J. Verbiscer34,
  139. M. H. Versteeg4,
  140. M. Vincent1,
  141. R. Webbert7,
  142. S. Weidner4,
  143. G. E. Weigle II4,
  144. O. L. White3,
  145. K. Whittenburg7,
  146. B. G. Williams10,
  147. K. Williams10,
  148. S. Williams7,
  149. W. W. Woods26,
  150. A. M. Zangari1,
  151. E. Zirnstein4
  1. 1Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302, USA.
  2. 2Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80303, USA.
  3. 3National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center, Space Science Division, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA.
  4. 4Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 28510, USA.
  5. 5Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA.
  6. 6Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.
  7. 7Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, USA.
  8. 8Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg 85577, Germany.
  9. 9Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA.
  10. 10KinetX Aerospace, Tempe, AZ 85284, USA.
  11. 11NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA.
  12. 12Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  13. 13University of Bonn, Bonn D-53113, Germany.
  14. 14NASA Headquarters (retired), Washington, DC 20546, USA.
  15. 15University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.
  16. 16Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
  17. 17NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, USA.
  18. 18Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung an der Universität zu Köln, Cologne 50931, Germany.
  19. 19Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  20. 20Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302, USA.
  21. 21Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
  22. 22Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA.
  23. 23NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA.
  24. 24National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 26732, USA.
  25. 25NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, USA.
  26. 26Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
  27. 27Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  28. 28University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
  29. 29Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX 77058, USA.
  30. 30Michael Soluri Photography, New York, NY 10014, USA.
  31. 31Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  32. 32Roane State Community College, Jamestown, TN 38556, USA.
  33. 33George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA.
  34. 34Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. E-mail: astern{at}boulder.swri.edu

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