Written by: on July 14, 2015 @ 10:17 am

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft probe has made the first visit to Pluto, speeding past at 14km or 8.7 miles per second!!

New Horizons’ flyby of 2,370km-wide Pluto is a key moment in the history of space exploration. This was a historic mission because it marks the fact that every planet in that system – from Mercury through to Pluto – has now been visited at least once by a space probe!

For more information on this historic mission please visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33524589

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-big-is-pluto-new-horizons-settles-decades-long-debate

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/07/13/it-showtime-for-pluto-prepare-to-be-amazed-by-nasa-flyby/

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