Pluto As Seen From New Horizons on July 11, 2015

Hi everyone,

It’s starting! The fly-by is beginning! New Horizons is still a million miles away from Pluto but in space that’s a short distance. Here’s the latest from nasa.gov. It’s so exciting!

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015

One million miles to go; Pluto is more intriguing than ever!

At 7:49 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 14 the unmanned spacecraft will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data. The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet.

Follow the path of the spacecraft in coming days in real time with a visualization of the actual trajectory data, using NASA’s online Eyes on Pluto.

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

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Last Updated: July 13, 2015
Editor: Tricia Talbert
Tags:  Dwarf Planets, Image of the Day, New Horizons, Pluto, Solar System

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J.A., Can you believe it? That’s Pluto!

I’ll stay on top of this epic story by Nasa. Thanks for tuning in. I’m J.A. Ireland.

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