The Dwarf Planet Pluto
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A great introduction to the ‘dwarf’ planet Pluto to background music by Mike Oldfield. We do not know a lot about Pluto simply because it is so far away. We have recently increased our knowledge greatly thanks to Hubble but hope that more mysteries will be solved with the arrival of the New Horizon spacecraft due to visit Pluto in 2015.
New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft mission and will be the first spacecraft to flyby and study Pluto and its moons. New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, and it flew by the orbit of Mars on April 7, 2006, Jupiter on February 28, 2007, tSaturn on June 8, 2008; and the orbit of Uranus on March 18, 2011.