Mission: Pluto

October 2006
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/6/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p4
The article looks at the mission of the spacecraft New Horizons to the small planet Pluto. The spacecraft was launched in January 2006 and is expected to reach Pluto in 2015. According to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New Horizons will provide images of Pluto and the objects in the Kuiper belt. Pluto was demoted as a planet due to the definition of planet established by astronomers, which includes that a planet's orbit should not cross the orbit of another planet.


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