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New Horizons' Pluto approach mission phase begins

New Horizons' Pluto approach mission phase begins
New Horizons' Pluto approach mission phase begins The two images in this animation were taken on January 25 and 27, 2015. They were the first acquired during the spacecraft's 2015 approach to the Pluto system. New Horizons was about 203 million kilometers from Pluto when the frames to make the first image were taken; about 2.5 million kilometers closer for the second set. NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

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