Saturday, December 03, 2011

New Horizons Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Approach Pluto

Source - NASA Science News for Dec. 3, 2011

NASA's New Horizons mission has reached a special milestone on its way to reconnoiter the Pluto system, coming closer to the dwarf planet than any other spacecraft.


See also the related video, Dwarf Planet Mysteries Beckon to New Horizons:

"Dwarf planet Pluto is a world of mystery waiting to be visited for the first time. NASA's New Horizons probe is racing across the solar system for a ground breaking close encounter that could dramatically alter what researchers "know" about Pluto and other small worlds."

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