Dwarf Planet Makes Giant News

After a 9.5-year, 3-billion-mile journey through space, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made a historic flyby visit to the dawrf planet Pluto. It passed within 7,750 miles of Pluto’s surface, which is roughly the distance between New York and Mumbia, India. It is the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. Here’s a look back at Pluto’s biggest moments on the timeline of human history.

 

Everyone is talking about Pluto this week. Here is some of the buzz that this dwarf planet has stirred up…

Stephen Hawking

I would like to congratulate the New Horizons team and NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration for their…

Posted by Stephen Hawking on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 

George Takei

It’s been over 9 years and 3 billion miles, but we did it! Here is an in-depth look into the amazing and historic New…

Posted by George Takei on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 

Alec Ross

3 Cool facts about the #PlutoFlyBy worth knowing:1. 25% of the Mission Team is Female2. The New Horizons Space Craft reaching Pluto will be 5.8 BILLION km from earth3. The trip has taken 9 years

Posted by Alec Ross on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 

Buzz Aldrin

From Pluto we reflect inward toward the Sun to use its influence to embark outward from Earth with our natural…

Posted by Buzz Aldrin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Somewhere, on the edge of the solar system, a small probe laden with cameras and human ashes just reached its destiny.

Posted by Col. Chris Hadfield on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 

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