Diagrams show New Horizons encounter with Pluto

Diagrams show New Horizons encounter with Pluto

New Horizons has traveled over 3 billion miles in almost 10 years to make the first trip in history to Pluto.

New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

New Horizons has traveled over 3 billion miles in almost 10 years to make the first trip in history to Pluto.

New Horizons: NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

New Horizons: NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

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New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

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This artist%u2019s concept shows NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its 2015 encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon.

This artist%u2019s concept shows NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its 2015 encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon.

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter - Source - BBC News - © 2014 BBC #Pluto, #Probe, #Space

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter - Source - BBC News - © 2014 BBC #Pluto, #Probe, #Space

Data in its first call home since Tuesday's flyby suggest the spacecraft experienced no upsets as it hurtled past the icy world at 14km/s,  The signal came through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain - part of a Nasa network of communications antennas.  The message took four hours and 25 minutes to traverse 4.7 billion km of space.

New Horizons: Spacecraft survives Pluto encounter

Data in its first call home since Tuesday's flyby suggest the spacecraft experienced no upsets as it hurtled past the icy world at 14km/s, The signal came through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain - part of a Nasa network of communications antennas. The message took four hours and 25 minutes to traverse 4.7 billion km of space.

NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter that peaks with the first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.

NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter that peaks with the first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.

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