Less than 2 days to Pluto close approach

Imagine a trip in time to tell your great-grandparents this:

“There’s a world 12,000 times as far away from Earth as our moon, that you don’t know exists. On this world, our Sun looks like a bright star, and it’s so cold there that everything there is ice.

We built a machine to visit this world. It rose on a pillar of fire and became the fastest human-built object ever. It’s powered by the decay of the most elemental particles of matter. Here is a photograph that planet, which thismachine has taken and is sending back through space. I am viewing that planet on a little box that I put in my pocket.”

1 day, 18 hours, 54 minutes to Pluto close approach.

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