Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Horizons sends back first Pluto images

NASA's New Horizons deep space probe to Pluto and beyond has sent back its first images since waking up in December. Taken by the unmanned spacecraft's Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on January 25 and 27, it took until Wednesday to download the image data due to the great distance and bandwidth limitations, and shows the dwarf planet and its moon Charon... Continue Reading New Horizons sends back first Pluto images

Section: Space

Tags: Dwarf planet, Kuiper Belt, NASA, New Horizons, Pluto, Spacecraft

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