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New Horizons Is Awake At Pluto   The Planets + Pluto!

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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.

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Holy cow.

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This image and similar ones are popular on Facebook today:

 

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Yeah, I posted a similar one on the Live Story. 

You might enjoy the Larry Niven short story I just posted too.

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I just read the Larry Niven story. It's an old one, and I've probably read it before, but a long time ago, so I'd forgotten.

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