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As stated in the article, if the New Horizons lasts that long, it is expected to explore the outer Heliosphere after passing the Kuiper Belt. It would only seem natural that if a the spacecraft will be leaving the Sol System, then it should have some plaque or something attached in the event that it’s discovered some time in the future, just as was done with both of the Pioneer and both Voyager crafts. However, in viewing the official NASA website for the New Horizons mission, the only thing I found was that they had attached a compact disc to the craft that carries 434,738 names (which can be searched on the same website). Did NASA attach a proper plaque and just didn’t find it that important compared to it’s other objectives to be worth mentioning, or is that CD all there is to say, “Hello?” Christopher, Salem, OR (talk) 10:41, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
That's fascinating also from another archetypal view. Romans were often buried with a coin in their mouths, as payment for the ferryman Charon to carry them over the River Styx, to the realm of Pluto. And here, this craft not only carries some of the ashes of Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto, but (ho!) a coin to pay the boatman for his passage. It's just too cute. SBHarris 00:01, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
I believe if you will check, you will find that NASA has NO official position on whether Pluto is a Planet or an Dwarf Planet and as such, I think the first sentence should read, Planet Pluto not Dwarf Planet. There maybe individual Scientist who work at NASA (But not paid by NASA) who support the View on Dwarf Worlds however. Magnum Serpentine (talk) 20:59, 14 September 2013 (UTC)