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  1. NASA Probe Nears Pluto

    It’s being called the “Everest of planetary exploration.” For the first time since 1989, when NASA explored Neptune, a spacecraft is reaching a planet, even though Pluto has been demoted to “dwarf” status. The New Horizons probe took nine years — traveling at a speed of 27,000 mph — to reach the Kuiper belt, an unexplored part of the solar system. Carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, the American astronomer who discovered Pluto, it will swoop closest, just 7,750 miles above the surface, on July 14, 2015.

    PRI, Tech Times

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