FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Pluto will be a major milestone in the history of solar system exploration. Of the nine planets many of us learned about as children, it is the last one to be observed up-close by a spacecraft. Today, it is considered our point of entry into the Kuiper belt, the swarm of bodies outside the orbit of Neptune, of which Pluto is an especially large and especially close member. It is unlike any body we have seen before.
As we explore Pluto, we are reminded of the many other feats of individuals and groups who have push humanity's reach outward. These three naming themes are related to the spirit of exploration:
Read one blog on the theme of exploration here.