Mankind’s first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.
A billion mile mission based right here in Maryland. Late Wednesday, NASA releases more incredible photos of Pluto from the New Horizons probe.
Pluto is now in the bag. The New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach today to the dwarf planet.
Nine and a half years is a long time to travel, but Tuesday morning, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach its destination.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles.
Sixty million miles and closing in on Pluto.
Pluto is three billion miles from Maryland, but a spacecraft built by the Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is finally closing in on the dwarf planet.
Closing in on the really far out. If everything goes right, a spacecraft built and controlled in Maryland will come out of hibernation Saturday night.
It’s one long road trip, but man’s first voyage to Pluto is almost over.
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