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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sends historic first images of Pluto

Feb 05, 2015    

Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent its first stunning images of Pluto as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet. New Horizons was more than 203 million km away from Pluto when it began taking images, the US space agancy said in a statement.Although still just a dot along with its largest moon, Charon, the images come on the 109th birthday of Clyde Tombaugh who discovered the distant icy world in 1930."My dad would be thrilled with New Horizons," said Clyde Tombaugh's daughter Annette Tombaugh, of Las Cruces, New Mexico."To actually see the planet that he had di...

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