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External Resource: New Horizons: What We Know About Pluto, Charon and the Kuiper Belt

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Planetary exploration is a historic endeavor and a major focus of NASA. New Horizons is designed to help us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of Pluto and Charon - a "double planet" and the last planet in our solar system to be visited by spacecraft. The mission would then visit one or more objects in the Kuiper Belt region beyond Neptune. Topics: planets, Pluto, Charon, Kuiper Belt, binary planets, triton, comets.

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