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Pluto

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Above is the latest photo that we have of Pluto. Below is how we saw Pluto in 1996. This is a big day for humanity.

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As a note, here are some interesting facts about the New Horizons space craft:

  • Launched on January 19th, 2006
  • Has a 12Mhz processor
  • Traveling at 16.26 kilometers per second, or 36,373 mph
  • Used Gravity assist from Jupiter on February 28th, 2007
  • Has a 1kbps connection while out at Pluto
  • Latency is 4.5 hours for one-way communication
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