See Pluto for Yourself Ahead of New Horizons’ Historic Encounter

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Pluto nearing the ‘Sagittarius Spoon’ asterism in 2014. Image credit and copyright: John Chumack

Are you ready for July? The big ticket space event of the year is coming right up, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make its historic flyby targeting a pass 12,500 kilometres (7,750 miles) from the surface of Pluto at 11:50 UT on July 14th. Already, Pluto and its moons are growing sharper by the day, as New Horizons closes in on Pluto at over 14 kilometres per second.(…)
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