View Full Version : New Horizon's First View of Pluto

2006-Nov-29, 01:51 AM
Take a look at this photograph. See Pluto? It's that little orange speck. This photograph was taken by the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft. Although Pluto is just a tiny dot today, it's going to get a lot bigger over the next 10 years when the spacecraft makes its close encounter in 2015. New Horizons used its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) to capture images of Pluto's region of space over several days. Scientists then analyzed the images, looking for an object moving at the right speed across several frames.

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