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What do you know?
  1. If you could talk to the New Horizons mission scientists, what questions would you ask them?
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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?
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