New Horizons Zooms Past Pluto

On July 14th, the New Horizons space probe made history as zipped past Pluto at a blistering 14 km/s (that’s 0.000046% the speed of light, if you’re counting), snapping pictures and taking readings. It will take 16 months for all the images and data to be downloaded, but NASA has already given the world several new close ups of the dwarf planet, including one image of the surface in stunning detail.

Be sure to drop by the New Horizons website from time to time, as they will certainly be adding new images and information as it’s downloaded from the distant probe.



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