Pluto as seen just before the New Horizons flyby
The day before the spacecraft was set to make its closest approach, Pluto sent us this love letter. The image was taken on July 13 from a distance of 476,000 miles, and it has a resolution of 2.5 miles per pixel. NASA
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After a successful flyby yesterday, the New Horizons team is about to unveil the spacecraft’s preliminary findings, and it sounds like it’s gonna be good:

https://twitter.com/NASANewHorizons/status/621371828955676672/

New Horizons leader Alan Stern is definitely excited:

The images from the flyby are supposed to be 10 times better than the one that was released yesterday (seen above). If that’s the case, then you can reasonably expect to have your socks knocked off.

Watch the event live, right here, starting at 3pm:

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