Haven't you ever wondered what Pluto actually looks like? I'm guessing it doesn't look like a tennis ball.
Waldorf and I talk about whether it's shiny, or dull, rough, or smooth...
Well guess what!? We won't have to wonder too much longer!
NASA launched a space probe called NEW HORIZONS 9 years ago that is zooooming towards Pluto to take pictures for us. It will be there July 14th, this year!!!! Just one more reason to look forward to summer.
Some super cool facts:
- Pluto was discovered 85 years ago, when my grandparents were younger than me.
- NEW HORIZONS has traveled 3 billion miles! Phewf, I think it needs a water break.
- It is speedy beyond belief- zooming at almost 40,000 miles per hour... just a tiny bit faster than Waldorf when he sees cupcakes.
Question of the day:
Which is traveling faster through space, NEW HORIZONS or Pluto flying around the Sun?