NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flies past Pluto

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PlutoPluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. PHOTO/NASA/APL/SwRI

Imagine visiting a place no one has been to before, a place no one has ever seen up close. Well, a NASA spacecraft is about to make a close encounter with just such a place at the very edge of our Solar System: Pluto. CCTV America’s John Zarrella filed this report.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flies past Pluto

Imagine visiting a place no one has been to before, a place no one has ever seen up close. Well, a NASA spacecraft is about to make a close encounter with just such a place at the very edge of our Solar System: Pluto. CCTV America's John Zarrella filed this report.


Jim Green on the Pluto mission
CCTV’s Nathan King spoke to Jim Green, Duke University professor of public policy and political science.

Jim Green on the Pluto mission

CCTV's Nathan King spoke to Jim Green, Duke University professor of public policy and political science.