The New Horizons space probe recently passed by Pluto. It was launched from Cape Canaveral in 2006 and has been traveling for 9.5 years to get to Pluto. It goes really, really fast. It went to Pluto to get lots of information and data about Pluto. Pluto has been a super-unexplored dwarf planet! It’s smaller than our moon and not big enough to be called a regular “planet.” New Horizons is still going. It passed Pluto in just three minutes. Pluto is over four light hours away from earth. Pictures took that long to get back to earth.