New Horizons Mission

New Horizons is a spacecraft that flew past Pluto in the summer of 2015. It mapped the surfaces of Pluto and its biggest moon, Charon, and snapped pictures of the dwarf planet's three smaller moons. It is scheduled to rendezvous with another Kuiper Belt Object, 2014 MU69, on New Year's Day, 2019.


Because it is so far from the Sun, astronomers had a hard time measuring Pluto’s size. They finally got it

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