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  • Hello Pluto: dissecting the tech behind the New Horizons space probe

    It has been almost a decade since NASA launched the unmanned New Horizons space probe as the beginning of their New Frontiers project (a series of space exploration missions conducted by NASA). Launched in January 2006, the purpose of the New Horizons mission was to travel to and study the dwarf planet of Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt. As you most certainly have heard by now, the space probe very recently completed its 3-billion km journey to one of the Sun's most distant rocks, and for the last week has been transmitting various images and data of its...