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14 July 2015

The Day Pluto Stood Still. Part:2


2 hours to go for the flyby of New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto.
Credit: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/index.php

The Flyby:

On July 14, at 11:49:59 UTC NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto, the most distant solid object to be visited by a spacecraft.


NASA will not be in contact with the spacecraft at closest approach since the spacecraft's instruments will be pointed at Pluto, an orientation that will take the spacecraft's fixed communications antenna off earth point. Earthlings will need to wait about 13 hours for a signal from the spacecraft to arrive at Earth.

Read more HERE on the Flyby schedule and download a PDF file of the activities of the mission.

PDF file: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Resources/Press-Kits/NHPlutoFlybyPressKitJuly2015.pdf

Links:
WIKI: Pluto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto)
WIKI: New Horizons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons)
FB: New Horizons Government Organisation  (https://www.facebook.com/new.horizons1?fref=ts)