Thursday, January 19, 2006

Pluto: New Horizons

The New Horizons Probe has finally been launched after 2 days of delays. This is a probe to Pluto which is the only unexplored planet in our System.

It is to reach the moon in about 9 hours, then mars in about 3 months followed by Jupiter in about a year. A slingshot maneuver around Jupiter will send it on its 8 additional year journey to Pluto.

You can find the other planetary missions at nineplanets.org
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