More surface details apparent as New Horizons draws closer to Pluto

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The New Horizons space probe is seeing more as it approaches Pluto.  The spacecraft is closing in at the rate of 750,000 miles per day, increasing image clarity at an accelerating rate:

“By late June the image resolution will be four times better than the images made May 8-12, and by the time of closest approach, we expect to obtain images with more than 5,000 times the current resolution,” said Hal Weaver, the mission’s project scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.

Stay tuned.

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