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NASA’s historic Pluto flyby: the latest news from the New Horizons spacecraft

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It’s Christmas in July for planetary scientists, engineers, and space nerds throughout the world. On July 14 at 7:49AM ET, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by dwarf planet Pluto, making it the first manmade object to reach this mysterious space rock in our Solar System. It has taken nine years for New Horizons to reach Pluto, and it’s gathering a ton of valuable information, including atmospheric measurements, spectral data, and high-res imaging. Stay tuned as we receive more photos and information over the coming weeks.