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New Horizons Probe

T he New Horizons mission launched from Earth on 19 January 2006 and will arrive at Pluto in July 2015. It will spend 15 months studying this dwarf planet. Pluto (bottom), some 6 billion kilometres from the Sun, has never before been visited by a spacecraft from Earth. It is a small rocky, icy world with a thin atmosphere and a moon called Charon (top). The spacecraft will use cameras and scientific equipment to gather data, sending it back to Earth with the large (2.1-metre) dish antenna. New Horizons will also travel beyond Pluto to study other objects in the Kuiper Belt.

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Name: New Horizons Probe

Category: Solar System, Hardware

Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop

Date: 2015

Client: Personal

Tags: Charon NASA New Horizons Pluto dwarf planet mission probe spacecraft