Chasing Pluto


December 7, 2015

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On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft, one of the most advanced spacecraft ever built, flew by Pluto and took the very first detailed images of the planet. After a nine-year journey of three billion miles, the spacecraft finally got a detailed look at this strange world at the very edge of our solar system. Back on Earth, a small group of planetary scientists who have spent decades working on this mission anxiously wait to receive a signal from their spacecraft. New Horizons stands poi...