- If you could talk to the New Horizons mission scientists, what questions
would you ask them?
- If it took only about a year for the New Horizons spacecraft to travel
from Earth to Jupiter (passing Mars’ orbit), why will it take eight
years to get from Jupiter to Pluto (passing the orbits of Saturn,
Uranus, and Neptune)? Note: The graphic Timeline
of New Horizons’ nine-year
journey from Earth to Pluto may help you answer this question.
- New Horizons will not arrive at Pluto until July 2015. What will you
be doing when the news is announced and the first pictures are released?