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Question 1:
If you could talk to the New Horizons mission scientists, what questions would you ask them?
Answer:

Depending on your interest, you might like to know more about the spacecraft and ask questions such as:

  • Why does the spacecraft need a boost from Jupiter?
  • What kinds of instruments are on the spacecraft?
  • Why does it take so long to get to Pluto?
  • Why hasn’t a spacecraft been sent to Pluto sooner?
  • Why isn’t there a motor on the spacecraft to make it go even faster?


You might also be curious about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt and ask these kinds of questions:

  • How/why did you decide to go to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt?
  • What do you expect Pluto’s surface to look like?
  • Do you think the other Kuiper Belt objects will look like Pluto?
  • Do you think you might discover other Kuiper Belt objects?
  • How do scientists find other Kuiper Belt objects if they are so small and so far away?

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