Pluto-bound spacecraft may face deadly scenario, according to NASA

Pluto-bound spacecraft faces a threat from the solar system’s smallest planet.

Pluto-bound spacecraft may face deadly scenario, according to NASA

Science Recorder | Matt Palso | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Officials at NASA say a Pluto-bound spacecraft could face a barrage of small Kuiper objects that may tear apart the billion-dollar spacecraft before it reaches its target near the outer edge of the solar system. In a study released by the U.S. space agency, officials say they are now adjusting the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft, which is likely to face "shards from collisions between [Pluto's moons] and small Kuiper objects... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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