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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Closest Image of Pluto Yet!

Image of Pluto
Courtesy of NASA
After nine years of travel, faster than any other spacecraft has ever moved, the New Horizon spacecraft rewarded its human creators on July 8 with the closest image ever taken of that far away world, Pluto. This is a historic moment, but the first of many to come in the next six days. The image was taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager. Closest approach comes on July 14 with many more observations to come. What will be revealed? Only time will tell. But this image suggests we're closing in on the heart of the matter!


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