Wakey, wakey, New Horizons!

New Horizons has been slumbering for some time, but today it woke up and transmitted a message to Earth, confirming its good health.  It will spend the next six months preparing for its historic encounter with 134340 Pluto, the erstwhile ninth planet, last of the classical nine planets to be visited by a space probe.

Square_Pluto_Doorstep

Flyby is expected on July 14 of next year.  Stay tuned for more as the probe approaches!

 

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