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Fraser
2015-Dec-04, 11:00 PM
The New Horizons spacecraft is already 209,437,000 km (130,138,000 miles) past Pluto (as of Dec. 4, 2015), making it 5,226,950,000 km (3,247,880,000 miles) from Earth. So, yes, itís way out there. Recently, it took the closest images ever of a distant Kuiper Belt object, setting a record by a factor of at least 15, according […]

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Ross 54
2015-Dec-05, 05:14 PM
There seem to be indications of shape changes and varying brightness on parts of the surface, presumably indicating rotation of a somewhat irregular object.