New Horizons flyby of Pluto

New Horizons successfully flew by Pluto today, making its closest approach this morning. Interestingly, this milestone happened exactly 50 years to the day after Mariner 4’s historic first fly-by of Mars.

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False color images of Puto and Charon.

False color images of Puto and Charon.

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