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New Horizons Is Awake At Pluto   The Planets + Pluto!

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I hope you're all checking the Live Story, cuz there's lots going on in there!

 

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7/14/15

#Plutoflyby closest approach is taking place in less than one hour!

I'm broadcasting the most interesting tweets in the Live Story at the top left of this forum. Stop in to see what's going on.

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7/14/15

#Repost @nasawith @repostapp.
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SNEAK PEAK of gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach - 7:49 a.m. EDT today. This image will be released and discussed at 8 a.m. EDT today. Watch our briefing live on NASA Television at: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv The high res pic will be posted on the web at: http://www.nasa.gov. 
This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface.

Image Credit: NASA

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I just posted this one in the Live Story, but I have to make sure you all see this.

nh-071315_falsecolorcomposite

 

Holy cow.

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