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Pluto-bound probe tweaks its trajectory

March 10, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft fine-tuned its path toward Pluto on Tuesday, firing its rocket thrusters for 93 seconds to aim for a fleeting flyby of the distant dwarf planet July 14.

Video: New Horizons animation

February 15, 2015

This animation depicts NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft leaving Earth, swinging by Jupiter and making its much-anticipated flyby of Pluto.

New Horizons lined up for final approach to Pluto

January 15, 2015

Pluto is in the sights of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which started collecting around-the-clock science data Thursday as it speeds toward the first close encounter with the distant world in July.

New Horizons awake for Pluto encounter

December 8, 2014

Speeding through the outer solar system after a nine-year trek from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is awake and preparing for an encounter next summer with Pluto.

Last-ditch search finds fresh targets for New Horizons

October 19, 2014

Scientists using the powerful Hubble Space Telescopes have identified three tiny objects at the frontier of the solar system that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft could visit after making an historic flyby of Pluto next summer.

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