Saint Michael’s College Professor John O’Meara, 41, has been intently following New Horizon’s mission to Pluto. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Saint Michael’s College Professor John O’Meara, 41, has been intently following New Horizon’s mission to Pluto.
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Professor says Pluto holds surprises for scientists

Considering that it’s 4.5 billion years old, not much was known about Pluto until a week ago. The dwarf planet at the far reaches of our solar system has existed since its discovery in 1930 as a tiny, obscure ball of ice.

That all changed last Tuesday when NASA spacecraft New Horizons completed its Pluto flyby.

Saint Michael’s College Professor John O’Meara, 41, is one of many astronomers and physicists who has been intently following New Horizon’s mission since its inception nine years ago…READ MORE

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