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New Horizons Reaches Pluto In Historic Planetary Discovery


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Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles from the surface. Photo: NASA/APL/SwRI

After almost a decade, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is making its closest pass to Pluto Tuesday. The deep space probe will survey the surface of the icy dwarf-planet and send back photos never before seen. Intersection’s Brendan Byrne talks with the mission’s principal investigator Doctor Alan Stern about the mission.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »

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