Researchers interested in the exploration of Pluto and Charon have put together a self-organized community white paper on Pluto Follow On Missions. In 2015, the binary Pluto-Charon and its small satellites were viewed up close by the New Horizons mission. New Horizons returned stunning images that revealed Pluto as a geologic and compositionally diverse world. The white paper discusses many of the unexpected results returned by New Horizons, and discusses the potential for a follow-up mission to study the Pluto system in more detail.

The paper can be viewed at

For further information, contact Kelsi Singer,

The New Horizons mission and Pluto feature in Issue #4 of Astrobiology: The Story of our Search for Life in the Universe, available at: < a href=“”>

Related Links
New Horizons Mission Page (NASA Astrobiology)
Outer Planets Assesment Group (OPAG) Findings
Gravity Assist: The Kuiper Belt with Alan Stern
Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?