New Horizons space probe reaches Pluto

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NASA’s space craft is closing in on Pluto and is beginning to take its first pictures:

New Horizons is aiming its Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) telescope at Pluto to help navigate the final 135 million miles (220 kilometers) of its 3 billion mile journey. Besides LORRI, the space probe is packed with cameras and other instruments. By mid-May, we should get “better than Hubble” photos. We’ll also see Pluto’s five moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx.

Stay tuned, as they say…

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