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Pluto-Bound Probe Faces Its Toughest Task: Finding Pluto


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If all goes well, the New Horizons spacecraft will swing by Pluto and its moon Charon on 14 July.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Steve Gribben

Some 4.7 billion kilometres from Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is heading for a historic rendezvous with Pluto. To achieve this, it will need to hit a very small target: an imaginary rectangle in space measuring just 100 by 150 kilometers.

From Nature
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