International Space Agencies – Missions and Discoveries

All eyes on Pluto. Why?op-ed snap



 

  1. The dwarf planet could help scientists understand our own planet’s history.
  2. The connection between Pluto and life on Earth is the likely presence of organic compounds and water ice inside the dwarf planet.
  3. Kuiper belt was discovered, 20 years post-Pluto’s discovery, comprising a vast collection of icy objects.
  4. First expedition to explore Pluto was NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft, launched in 2006.

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