NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

By | 2015-07-14

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

 

 

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