Daily cosmobite: New Horizons gets ready for Pluto encounter

Pluto by HSTThe New Horizons spacecraft en-route to Pluto begins its “Distant Encounter Operations” today. It is due to reach Pluto in July 2015. By May it will begin returning images that are clearer than those taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

 

 

Pluto by the Hubble Space Telescope – the best image of Pluto to date. NASA, ESA & M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute).

 

 

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