FIGURE 1. Destination Pluto.

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Planetary science: Pluto's expanding brood

Richard P. Binzel

Nature 439, 924-925(23 February 2006)

doi:10.1038/439924a

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The New Horizons spacecraft took off from Cape Canaveral on 19 January 2006 aboard an Atlas V rocket, bound for the Pluto system. Speedy results are not to be expected: the half-tonne, piano-sized spacecraft must cover a distance of just under five billion kilometres, and will reach a point of closest approach some 10,000 kilometres from Pluto on 14 July 2015.

NASA

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