New Horizons NASA’s probe is at the closest distance from Pluto


New Horizons will be at about 12,500 kilometers away of Pluto, traveling at 58,000km/h, flying past it and its moon Charon and heading for the Kuiper belt, a region beyond the planets that is thought to contain lots of icy moons. New Horizons is about the size of a big fridge with an antenna on its side and  isn’t carrying enough fuel to slow down and orbit the planet. Researchers expect as data from New Horizons will reveal the role these icy moons had in the formation of the early solar system.


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