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- After a decade-long journey, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto - passing about 7,750 miles above the surface - making it the first mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
- In these New Horizons images of Pluto and Charon, the color data (from the Ralph camera) provides information about the composition of ices, surface changes, and the ages of geological features.
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- From cryogenically frozen marshmallows and pennies to 3D printed supernova, Tuesday’s Science Jamboree filled the atrium in Building 28 with science displays and demonstrations.
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- As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.
- This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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- Saturn's northern storm marches through the planet's atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.