The final frontier
NASA will "boldly go where no man has gone before" (no, not inside Helen Clark's knickers - no one's that foolhardy!). They're sending a space probe, "New Horizons", to Pluto for a jack at the planet & its 3 moons. The launch 'window' is between Jan 11 - Feb 2 next year, will take 9 1/2 years to get there, and will cost $650M. The probe won't hang around, however - there's no brakes! - and will continue on to explore the Kuiper Belt & neighbourhood. Way cool!