Sunday, February 7, 2010

COMING SOON: The Plutoid Zone

The International Astronomical Union in 2008 designated that orbital zone of our solar system beyond Neptune, that includes the dwarf planets Pluto and Eris, as the Plutoid Zone. The New Horizons spacecraft and its mission is on its way to explore this region and our once ninth planet Pluto.  I will describe this mission and provide some editorial commentary on my views of the benefits and new knowledge that will come from it.

I will be back soon. Please stay tuned!

NOTE: While you wait: Plan on visiting AstonomyFM and catch their special on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt on "From Light To Darkness"  Here

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