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S. Alan Stern (born November 22, 1957, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American planetary scientist. He is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.

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We are puzzled by almost everything.

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The steep topography means that the bedrock that makes those mountains must be made of H2O -- of water ice, we can be very sure that the water is there in great abundance.

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I don't know what to call this thing except a planet.

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In fact, if you put Earth where Pluto is, it would be excluded! any definition of planethood that excludes Earth, in any circumstance, is deeply flawed. After all, if there is any object everyone agrees is a planet, it's Earth.

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Pluto has strong atmospheric cycles. It snows on the surface, pluto has turned out to be an extraordinarily complex, interesting world.

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I think it's fitting that on that 50th anniversary we complete the initial reconnaissance of the planets with the exploration of Pluto, but stay tuned.

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This is clearly a world where both geology and atmosphere climatology play a role.

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2 years ago

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Pluto and Charon are both mind-blowing, i think that the biggest surprise is the complexity we're seeing in both objects.

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Pluto and Charon are both mindblowing, i think that the biggest surprise is the complexity we're seeing in both objects.

Alan Stern

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2 years ago

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We're just learning that a lot of planets are small planets, and we didn't know that before, fact is, in planetary science, objects such as Pluto and the other dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt are considered planets and called planets in everyday discourse in scientific meetings.

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The universe has a lot more variety than we thought about, and that's wonderful, the most exciting discoveries will likely be the ones we don't anticipate.

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We did hit a speed bump.

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2 years ago

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Our knowledge of the Pluto system is about to be dramatically revolutionized by New Horizons.

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2 years ago

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While we prefer this event hadn't occurred ... this is a speed bump in terms of the total return that we expect.

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2 years ago

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We wondered why Pluto was a misfit.

Alan Stern

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2 years ago

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