• Question: when th shuttle lands on pluto will it confirm whether it is a planet or not currently it is not thought of a planet

    Asked by Little Einstein to Camilla, Katie, Rhys on 25 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Katie Sparks

      Katie Sparks answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      I’ve read about the New Horizons mission – it sounds really interesting.
      I’ve had a little look on the NASA website – it has lots of great information. Also – it’s not long til gets there! 14th July.
      So – it turns out Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet, maybe because it has a moon?
      There is lots about the science that New Horizons will do and actually, it doesn’t say if it will change the classification of Pluto. My thoughts is that actually, it doesn’t matter what the classification is – because the science will remain the same. It sounds really exciting though – it’s going to find out what it’s made of and what it looks like – as well as the same about it’s moon and possibly also some other things that are so far out at the edge of the Solar System too!

    • Photo: Camilla Weiss

      Camilla Weiss answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      It matters to me! Many Volcanoes Erupt Mouldy Jam Sadnwiches Under Normal Pressure no longer works :'(