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Nasa craft to probe Pluto after 9-year sleep

A US probe has come out of a nine-year hibernation and will soon begin exploring Pluto near the outer reaches of our solar system.The probe, New Horizons, was launched in January 2006 but spent two-thirds of its journey asleep to preserve its electric power.But scientists at Johns Hopkins University have now woken it up.

read more Nasa craft to probe Pluto after 9-year sleep | Stuff.co.nz.

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This entry was posted on December 7, 2014 by in Astronomy.

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