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16/07/2015 Scientists reveal first close-up pictures of Pluto

New Horizons flew 12,500 km above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet. The last of the recorded data from the Pluto flyby was received from New Horizons. Having completed its flyby of Pluto, New Horizons has maneuvered for a flyby of Kuiper belt object.


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  • Mission profile 

  • Goal 

  • Design and construction 

  • Journey to Pluto 

  • Pluto system encounter 

  • Post-Pluto events 

  • Mission extension 

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