After 9 year journey, NASA spacecraft reaches Pluto

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a journey of about 9 and a half years and 3 billion miles, but a NASA spacecraft has finally reached Pluto.  Amazingly, it arrived 72 seconds earlier than NASA had calculated.

Coinciding with this big moment in the world of astronomy, the Bishop Museum happens to have a planetarium show on the Pluto mission right now! The exhibit goes into detail about the stellar journey across the solar system, the value of a mission like this, and the reasoning behind Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet.

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