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New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth


New Horizons transmitting data

Artist's illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft transmitting data back to Earth.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Having traveled from the New Horizons spacecraft over 3.4 billion miles, or 5.5 billion kilometers (five hours, eight minutes at light speed), the final item—a segment of a Pluto-Charon observation sequence taken by the Ralph/LEISA imager—arrived at mission operations at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, at 5:48 a.m. EDT on Oct. 25.

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