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New Horizons probe images a full orbit of Charon around Pluto

The images are still grainy, but NASA’s New Horizons probe is beginning to film Charon traveling in its orbit around Pluto.  Follow this link to see the animated version!

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New Horizons space probe reaches Pluto

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 … Continue reading

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NASA’s Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Has Awakened For the Final Leg of Its Journey

NASA has confirmed that New Horizons, the space probe headed for a close approach to Pluto has emerged from hibernation and is communicating with mission control.  The probe has traveled 3 billion miles from Earth and is scheduled to approach … Continue reading

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