Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Closing in on Pluto

The New Horizons probe is getting closer and closer to the dwarf planet Pluto.

New Horizons Probe Closes On Pluto And Spots Possible Polar Caps
The spacecraft is within 34 million miles from Pluto and closing. Its closest flyby on July 14 will take it within 8,000 miles of the dwarf planet. At that distance, if the probe were passing by Earth, it would be close enough to provide images of the skyscrapers of downtown Denver, the football stadium, and Platte River.
Pretty cool that I'll be able to see close up images of Pluto in my life time this July.

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