- During its trip, NASA engineers woke the craft every few months to check if its systems were still functioning
- During its mission, New Horizons will collect data on Pluto's topography and its largest moon Charon, giving astronomers an up-close look at the dim surfaces that are difficult to see from Earth
- Scientists identified three possible objects in the Kuiper Belt, about 1.5 billion kilometers from Pluto, that New Horizons could also investigate.
NASA Craft to Probe Pluto After Nine-Year Journey
12. 7. 14 by Matthew Lincoln