Every fortnight, The Intersection narrates stories that meld culture, science and history in India. Through interviews, anecdotes and original research, Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian bring alive the rich breadth of human imagination and knowledge, making for a riveting listening experience. The incessant punning — well, that’s just a bonus.
On 15 July, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons flew past Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft to do so. Much has been said about this nine-year, three-billion-mile journey. However, this is the little-known story of the early years of Pluto’s exploration plan; the story of an innocuous US postage stamp that branded Pluto as “Not Yet Explored”, and how it fired up scientists’ desire to reach the dwarf planet.
Music- Chris Zabriskie
Sound and Image credit- NASA
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