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It’s been nearly ten years and more than three billion miles since New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 on an ULA Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral. Its mission is to reach the outer reaches of the solar system and give us our first ever detailed science and imagery of the trans-Neptunian dwarf planet Pluto in the Kuiper Belt aka; the solar system’s “Third Zone.”
After giving us a scare via software glitch and subsequently placing itself in safe mode on Sunday, July…
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