By: Anika Gore
What is New Horizon?
why they are sending it?
- they are sending it to find out more about pluto
- It could hit a plutonian moon
- The probe will continue on and scientists hope they catch more intersesting things
- the SDC will collect dust and small particles on the spacecrafts entire journey
new horizons journey and mission
- Its journey is almost equal to 32 trips between the Earth and the Sun
- Its mission will continue beyond Pluto
- The main goal of the mission is to explore Pluto and its large moon Charon.
Why they are exploring pluto?
- Pluto, the largest known body in the Kuiper Belt, offers nitrogen atmosphere, complex seasons , distinct surface markings, an ice-rock interior that may harbor an ocean, and at least five moons
- Currently, even with the New horizons closer to pluto than the earth is to the sun, the pluto system resembles little more than bright dots in the distance
- Pluto is not a planet and hence that they are sending the spacecraft to find out more about why it isnt a planet
About the spacecraft
- its the fastest spacecraft ever launched
- It’s now the closest manmade object to Pluto (and it’s getting closer)
- The instruments will also Map the chemical composition and temperature of surfaces
- New horizons uses nuclear power
- New horizon hibernates to protect itself
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