Oct 28 2010

Halfway to Pluto

Space exploration reached a new milestone this month with the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The probe, which was launched in 2006, is now halfway to the dwarf planet Pluto and is expected to arrive there in 2015. Once it has collected data from Pluto, it will move on to the Kuiper Belt and study objects that are believed to be remnants of the formation of our solar system. To learn more about the mission, follow the links below.

New Horizons Site:

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/index.php

New Horizons on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/newhorizons2015/

NASA – New Horizons Mission:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html