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I noticed that too.
The long-awaited flyby is coming in really fast. And it may be the last of the truly outer-outer planet explorations in our lifetime.
The resulting pictures should keep scientists busy for a few entire careers.
Yep. I think it's 30 days from now. I hope it's close enough for some really sharp pictures - I don't think I've read about what the expectations are. Cassini-like?
Pluto: welcome to the planet that was (Image: Marie Bergeron) FOUR and a half light-hours from Earth, a small planet is about to get a small visitor. On 14 July, NASA's New Horizons craft will skim within just 13,000 kilometres of Pluto, entering a hitherto-unexplored zone of the solar system.Read more from Newscientist
One month to Pluto, on track, all clear! http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150615 …
COOL new infographic about the New Horizons Pluto flyby-- RTs!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla 17-06-2014 11:59 CDT Topics: trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, astronomy and astrophysics spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, explaining science Will New Horizons have a mission after Pluto? Back when New Horizons launched in 2006, Alan Stern did not expect to be asking that question in the summer of 2014.Read more from Planetary
I've started a new Live Story, Countdown to Pluto.
Want to build your own model of New Horizons? 3D printable plans available here.