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Question 3:
a.)What kinds of questions do you have about Pluto or its moons?
b.) Do you think New Horizons will answer these questions?
a.) Student answers will vary but may include:
  • Does Pluto have any other moons?
  • How did Pluto acquire its moons?
  • The gas planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, all have rings. Does Pluto also have rings?
  • What does the surface of Pluto look like?
  • What does the surface of the moons look like? Are the moons smooth and round or oddly-shaped and rough?

b.) Many of the student questions concerning the appearance and sizes of the planet and moons may be answered by the New Horizons mission.

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