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Pluto Mission: Watch the New Horizons Fly-By Here!

13 Jul 2015, 1:43 pm

plutoAt approximately 7:49 a.m., New Horizons is scheduled to be as close as the spacecraft will get to Pluto, approximately 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) above the surface, after a journey of more than nine years and three billion miles. For much of the day, New Horizons will be out of communication with mission control as it gathers data about Pluto and its moons.

The moment of closest approach will be marked during the live NASA TV broadcast that includes a countdown and discussion of what’s expected next as New Horizons makes its way past Pluto and potentially dangerous debris.

Image/Video Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

With so many people viewing NASA’s live stream, it may have issues loading. If so please click here for the alternate stream: http://1.usa.gov/1TBtvmH

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