After traveling 3 billion miles, over the course of nine years, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep.
Nine years in the making, a NASA spacecraft will begin photographing Pluto, the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet, on Sunday.
The New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto, crossed the orbit of Neptune Monday.
An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series.
Pluto’s two tiniest moons need a name and you can help, but you’ll need to dig deep into mythology.
Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion.
Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the tally of known moons to five.