• Question: What have you learnt about Pluto so far?

    Asked by SpaldingHighSchool9S to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 14 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 14 Oct 2015:

      Hi there!
      We don’t work directly for the New Horizons mission, so for news about Pluto discoveries we have to rely on news they post on internet, as you also do 😉

      I just read today that they have found out that Pluto has a blue sky, similar to Earth! They also found some water ice in some places on the surface, but they still haven’t understood how that has formed and why only in certain places.

      Don’t you think it’s amazing that there are still so many things we don’t know about our Solar system?

      Here you can read the article from NASA where I found these news:

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 15 Oct 2015:

      Hi SpaldingHighSchool9S!!

      As Sergio says that’s the great thing about Space there is still so much left for us to explore and discover. The New Horizons project is certianly really interesting. Here is a recent video update they made which I found pretty interesting!