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Pluto System Follow On Missions: Background, Rationale, and New Mission Recommendations

Whitepaper #193 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: ocean worlds; other planetary bodies: Pluto; primitive bodies

Published onMar 18, 2021
Pluto System Follow On Missions: Background, Rationale, and New Mission Recommendations

New Horizons revealed that icy worlds over 6 billion kilometers from the Sun are still incredibly diverse, active bodies, with cryovolcanics, a tectonic past, significant atmospheric structure, and a large, convecting nitrogen-ice glacier. The first reconnaissance with New Horizons answered many questions, but it generated many new ones.


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